It’s The End of The Church As We Know it and I Feel Like This Was Prophesied

Yesterday’s post was a rambling about a not yet formed thought, just an observation I was contemplating. I put a comment in the post that revised my original post.

My new theory goes like this:

Genesis focuses on a couple families
Exodus-Malachi focuses on the nation of Israel
New Testament focuses on the Church

In each of these times, individuals are accountable for their salvation and actions. However, the group they are in can affect them. There were righteous Jews who suffered under Israel’s judgments and there were good family members, like Joseph, who suffered from being in a stupid family. Not all who are of Abraham are of Abraham.

The same is true in the NT. The Church has good people in it, but it’s also living in a time where the wheat grows with the weeds, and the two won’t be sorted until the end. The Church has false teachers and false brethren.

The True Church is known by its adherence to the will of the Father, there is a family likeness. The True Church takes precedence in our lives, to the extent it is more important than family bloodline or a nation.

Unfortunately, most people don’t see this. The Church is something that exists to care for my family and if they don’t care for them the way I want, I’ll leave the church–family is more important. The Church is a tool we use to reform our nation–the nation is more important.

Today it is hip and chic to bash church as an unnecessary, impossible ideal, but perhaps we can redeem it to reform some physical institution. I’ll just sit at home and listen to podcasts and be happy with my spiritual growth by myself.

The Church has lost its luster and, guess what? Just as family and the Nation of Israel deteriorated, so to will the Church. You are living in the downfall of The Church. Make sure to take lots of pictures while convincing yourself it’s everyone else who is causing the problem.

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

One thought on “It’s The End of The Church As We Know it and I Feel Like This Was Prophesied”

  1. I agree with your point that the church is being used for another purpose.

    In many ways the true order is reversed. For example, within the family, children should realize from the start that they are there to support the father (and the father is there to support his heavenly Father). That is the one thing children should learn to prepare them as servants to the wider field of the world. Instead, we have made it that the parents are there to serve the child and make him the center and to put the child on a pedestal. In this way, self and selfishness become the aim of life.

    Jesus did not learn this way, but was obedient to his parents and learned from Joseph in the carpenter shop.If any child could have been put on a pedestal it would have been Christ, for He was God in the flesh. But instead, He humbled himself and served his parents. As he grew, he naturally progressed into service to His heavenly Father and to all mankind, but it was not a different work, just the same servanthood transferred to the next level.

    I’ve also heard people say things like, “family comes first.” It seems that they got all involved in a church work and then neglected their family. Most likely the church work was not the work God appointed, for God does not give work that causes neglect and disorder. So they had a selfish church work, and now to remedy the neglect of their family, they turn to a selfish family work.

    But the family is just a training ground for service. It is not a selfish circle unto itself. When folks have learned to serve within their family, and be happy with that, then they are ready to serve the world in church capacity. The work that the church is to do is only and always the Father’s work, not their own. It is to glorify Him and make His character, judgment, law, righteousness and gospel known to men, through the spirit of service that permeates the work. The kind of work is not so important as the spirit of service that is manifest in it.

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: