This is a horrible situation………Our nation has been torn apart by Satan in so many ways. It breaks my heart. The Church is going to have to change its mode of operation of it wants to make a difference for Jesus! It is going to have to have its doors open 24/7 to help all people with food, showers, shelter, drug addiction, etc….this situation is not going away. The Church needs to take responsibility, it is to be the hospital for all. You can talk about crime and homelessness all you want….but its time to get to work Church! Think of Mother Tereasa! Fancy dancy does not cut it, I saw coming years ago, much Church fell in love with itself years ago and became a social club, many Churches became a business. When is the last time your Church was filled with homeless people, drug addicts, mentally disabled people, physically disabled people???????????? Many love their buildings and all the toys. THE GREAT COMMISSION is being missed by many Churches. On the street ministry, don’t talk about it, do it! People forget that THE GREAT COMMISSION it is a command from the LORD, not a suggestion. Many have left the Churches in America because they see that the Church has lost its influence in America. I KNOW! I HEAR IT TOO MANY TIMES AND IT HAS BROKEN MY HEART! We all need to show the world JESUS makes the difference NOT US!!!!!!!
My Daddy taught me as a little boy, to look into the mirror. He taught me that I was responsible for most of the problems I will face in life and not to rely on others to solve my problems. The Church must look into the mirror, stop blaming others! It is our problem! Jesus gave us all the answers in His Word. We need to share it with the world, it is called THE GREAT COMMISSION. Stop preaching to the choir so much! Open your doors to the 3,000 homeless children that attend APS! For those of you in other cities and towns in America, open your doors to the homeless.
Gotta dig dipper for strength and courage Pastors and all. This is the time for God’s people to shine not hide! Call on Jesus, He will help you in this time of need for His people….Don’t quit, don’t compromise God’s commands……..
Dr. Jim Denison:
A Barna Group survey released Tuesday reports that 38 percent of US pastors have considered quitting full-time ministry in the past year. This percentage is up nine points since Barna asked church leaders the same question at the beginning of 2021.
A Barna official explains: “All the chaos, all the pressure, the magnifying glass of social media, the pandemic, the politics, the hyperdigital context, it makes sense that you have a lot of pastors saying, ‘Is this really what I signed up for? Is this what I was called into?’”
The nation’s COVID pandemic made the nation’s drug overdose epidemic worse. Issue brief: Nation’s drug-related overdose and death epidemic continues to worsen
Statistics On Addiction In America
Whether it’s a problem with alcohol, Opioids, Cocaine, or any other substance, addiction kills thousands of Americans every year and impacts millions of lives. Addiction, or a substance use disorder (SUD), is a chronic mental health condition. Because it affects the brain’s normal functions, an SUD compels someone to repeatedly use substances or engage in behaviors even though they have harmful consequences. Addictions can destroy marriages, friendships, and careers and threaten a person’s basic health and safety.