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Why a Lot of Professing Christians Never Attend Church

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G.K. Chesterton wrote in The Everlasting Man, 1925:
“If there is one fact we really can prove, from the history that we really do know, it is that despotism can be a development, often a late development and very often indeed the end of societies that have been highly democratic.
A despotism may almost be defined as a tired democracy.
As fatigue falls on a community, the citizens are less inclined for that eternal vigilance which has truly been called the price of liberty; and they prefer to arm only one single sentinel to watch the city while they sleep.”

Church attendance in America continues to go down, that is according to the latest research. It has made me very sad. Some Churches have not baptized anybody for a year or more. This is a very sad time in American history for the Church. We here at FGGAM continue everyday to work at fulfilling The Great Commission. it seems to me, that the movement to a secular society is moving faster than ever. Christian must stand strong in the love of Jesus. Politics for the last 6 years or so has really hurt the Church. Look at what has happened to the Southern Baptist Convention, it drank the ‘Political Kool-Aid’ it has been a disaster for the SBC. SBC Turmoil Many got involved with evil politicians, when people reach out to FGGAM for a Church, I get more of this, “My Church has become to political.” How do I address political issues? I am a simple man of God: The Bible  has all the answers, Jesus is always the answer, He wrote it down for us. We will always give you a Biblical Worldview. You see, this is what God has instructed us to do. When God started FGGAM 9 1/2 years ago He instructed us to help people find a Church. I would say that this is the overall top comment over the years: “The Church no longer feeds me, I can do that at home.”

I will add this, thanks to Dr. Charles Stanley FGGAM has given out more teaching materials than we ever have here in 2021. Including 500 CD’s Of Dr. Stanley speaking on Biblical Principles, they were given out to the attendees of the ‘Soldiers of the Cross’ Men’s Conference. All Glory to God! Remember The Great Commission is a command from Jesus, not a suggestion! It is for all of us to fulfill, not just your Pastor!

Do you invite people to your Church wherever you go? Do you share Jesus with everybody? Do you share your testimony in public? The grocery store, the post office, the gas station, the restaurant……are all excellent places to do so!

What do you think I do at the many funerals I do? JESUS! JESUS!! I LOVE JESUS!! BE BOLD IN HIS LOVE!! YOU CANNOT LOSE!!

From Adrian Rogers:

PRAY OVER THIS

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”

PONDER THIS

God has promised we will reap the same as we sow. The Bible says in Genesis 1:24 that the plants and the animals bring forth their kind. You cannot sow one thing and reap another thing.

For example, you don’t reap figs from an olive tree. You don’t plant corn and reap wheat. And you cannot plant discord and reap unity. You cannot plant hypocrisy and reap holiness. You cannot sow to the flesh and reap to the spirit. As Job 4:8 says, “Even as I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same.” There’s no way to get around this in the good and in the bad. Whatever you need, you ought to plant. The question for each of us is: what is it that we are sowing?

  • If you only reap what you sow, what should you expect to reap from your life?
  • If you are unsure of this, how might looking at the fruit of your life help you see how you are sowing?

From CHURCHLEADERS:

“Forsake not the assembling of yourselves together”—unless, of course, the Lord reveals to you that you are the church, as one lady said to me. Or, that you are smarter than the preacher, the deacons are trying to run the church, or no one in the congregation will speak to you. Hebrews 10:25, sort of. All these could be reasons why someone would quit going to church. 

When you don’t want to do something, you shouldn’t have to have an excuse.

If you do not want to go to church, for instance, if you can skip church for a whole year and never miss it, you should “man up” and admit, “I’m not a Christian and don’t believe all that Bible stuff. Church is for people who take the Lord seriously. Not me. So, I don’t go.”

Hmm. That felt ‘mean,’ didn’t it? But it’s dead on accurate.

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POWERFUL MESSAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From ChurchLeaders:

By

Carey Nieuwhof

It’s never been easier to avoid church, skip church or exit church than it is today. And it has a lot of church leaders and Christians scrambling to figure out what’s happening, why decreased church attendance is happening and what it all means. Those are great questions.

On the positive side, a lot of the social stigma associated with ‘missing a Sunday’ is gone, and that’s not a bad thing. Self-righteousness and judgment should never have felt at home in church anyway.

On the other side, though, what’s actually going on? Is decreased church attendance a good thing for Christians to rarely/never/infrequently attend church? If you watch online, does it count? If you do your own thing, is that a good replacement?

From CHURCHLEADERS:

Greg Laurie is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, one of the largest churches in the country, as well as the founder of Harvest Crusades, which nearly 10 million people have attended. He is also the founder of Harvest America, one of the largest gospel presentations in American history. Greg is the author of over 70 books, including “Jesus Revolution: How God Transformed an Unlikely Generation and How He Can Do It Again Today.” 

Other Ways to Listen to This Podcast With Greg Laurie

► Listen on Apple
► Listen on Spotify
► Listen on Stitcher
► Listen on YouTube

Key Questions for Greg Laurie

-Tell us a little about your journey. How you did you come to know Jesus?

-For people who might not know what the Jesus Movement is, help us understand what it was and how it impacted the church.

-You’ve been in ministry now for 50 years, so you’ve seen many cultural shifts. Were there any reasons why the Jesus Movement happened when it did?

-How do you help regular, everyday people be evangelistic?

Greg Laurie on the Likelihood of Another Jesus Movement and Why Pastors Need to Evangelize

 

 

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