Where are you taking us?

The video labeled a message to the church has gotten much to think about. Where is the church taking us? It helps to take a look at where it is. We see popular evangelical preachers not able to explain the simple gospel, or saying mormons are Christians. You have those on the other side sucking up to other religions and apologizing for things that happened years ago. oddly enough, none of these people ask for forgiveness for things done to the church. We have them downplaying the role of scripture in the church and christian life, we have an unhealthy embrace of doubt and skepticism (and yes, there are healthy uses for them) and some times it feels as if God isn't being taken seriously.
And so I have to ask myself a very important question: what am I doing about it? Paul writes to the Romans in Romans 1
You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. 2Now we know that God's judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. 3So when you, a mere man, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God's judgment? 4Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you toward repentance?

For my sake, I want to do something about it. I don't want to be found as someone who whines and doesn't do anything. I want to stand for a church that has a real faith and lives it in the real world. What do you want to stand up for?

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