In today’s society people often seek churches that will entertain them rather than attend churches that provide sound teaching. The church is becoming less and less effective in our communities; we have stopped seeking God for the answers and have adopted new doctrines in order to appease the crowds of people so that the church seats will remain filled week after week. We must understand that without hearing the truth in the Word of God change will not occur and growth will cease within the body of Christ.
Additionally, many people watch YouTube videos showing pastors and preachers body slamming people, jumping on people’s backs, slapping people and calling it a move of God, one video shows a well known televangelist showing a false picture of what Christ looks like which is unacceptable because we do not know what Christ Looks like and I look at the crowds of people who attend these types of churches and I pray for them that God would open their eye to any falseness that exists in the church that they attend. The world is laughing and the church is becoming a joke. Needless to say souls are being entertained instead of being transformed through the true movement of God which is the Spirit of the living God moving as his word is being preached to reach those who are lost and to encourage those who have already received the gift of salvation.
Many of our preachers seek fame and fortune more than they seek God. Money has become the motivation and the main reason why so many of our church leaders will twist scripture or create an enticement in order to attract people. Antics are a trick of the enemy it is God’s word that draws people and sets them free. The bible says in 1 Timothy 4:1-2 “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron.” This scripture although written thousands of years ago applies to us today and still remains true as it pertains to those who have turned away from the truth that is found in the scriptures and have started believing lies brought forth by deceiving spirits.
One of the things that I have noticed is that society does not want to acknowledge God and accept his teaching which leads to eternal life. Society as a whole needs to refocus our attention on our relationship with Christ and be aware that not everybody who stands on a platform is preaching the true gospel. I love God’s people and I don’t want anyone being fooled. If I could offer any words of wisdom it is to seek God and establish a relationship with him through his word, fasting and prayer. I’m not an ordained preacher or teacher I simply want to give God glory and I know that when I tell people the truth God is able to not only get the glory but souls can also be won resulting in heavens angels rejoicing.
Help people by speaking the truth according to what has been given to us through the inspired word of God, if all we do is satisfy their flesh how then can the lives of those we try to reach be changed. Antics are not needed in the church, why? because people are in need and are hurting the only medicine to the worlds pain is Jesus Christ him crucified and resurrected. Don’t follow the crowd if the word of God is not being preached and change is not occurring in your life or the lives of those around you, assess the situation pray about it and allow God to lead you to the place where your life can truly be changed.