L killers of Church

by Shelby Cade

Letter%20LIn a previous blog, I wrote concerning 10 reasons why the church is broken.  I’m sure many reasons exist that hinder God’s people, but believe that three main reasons are wreaking havoc upon the Church of the West.

Liberalism
Liberalism can be viewed in many ways.  In fact, Christians are to be liberal in the giving of their time and means.  So, taking this definition of liberalism is a good thing, but how are we to see liberalism as a Church killer?  The liberalism that seems to be killing the Church today deals with individuals who don’t hold God’s word as inspired truth.  The postmodern push has crept into the Church today and many are questioning the truthfulness of God’s word.  Renewed attacks are coming from within the Church upon orthodox beliefs.  Many, in fact, are claiming that God’s word can not be seen as universal truth or an all-encompassing narrative.  What this means is that individuals or communities are deciding what is true for them and what is not.  The problem with this approach is the individuals or communities are the ones responsible for making universal ground rules, therefore contradicting that truth is not universal.

Liberalism is being twisted in the Western culture for the promotion of values that don’t ring true with the message of the Bible.  One of the most glaring examples of this deals with many churches of the West acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle.  This is an extremely sensitive subject, because as soon as one points out the contradictions of the homosexual lifestyle compared to God’s Word they are almost immediately branded as intolerant.  The question that needs to be asked, that no one really does is, "Who is intolerant when the subject comes up?"  Many times the Church is guilty of being intolerant, but when the homosexual community demands that acceptance takes place over God’s Word then it is the homosexual community that is intolerant.  Other cultural liberal issues that have been accepted by many in the Western Church includes: sex before marriage, acceptance of abortion, and many other issues that cut across biblical teachingsā€¦

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