From Charles Stanley:
The Bible warns about the peril of an unbelieving heart. Israel plunged into unbelief with frightful regularity. It’s amazing how quickly they forgot the miraculous marvels by which God delivered them from slavery. An evil heart of unbelief will readily overlook the promises of milk and honey in favor of the leeks and onions of Egypt (Numbers 11:5).
We need to realize that unbelief is a poisonous root of all kinds of evil. It’s a blasphemy that strikes at the very character of God, accusing Him of being untrue, unfaithful, and unreliable. This hideous cancer gnaws at the spiritual health of churches, and God warns us that those with unbelieving hearts are in danger of falling away.
That’s why we’re told to encourage one another day by day. We need each other to come alongside in times of doubt to persuade us to stay in the Word, keep our focus on Christ, and hold fast to our faith throughout life. A growing, intimate relationship with the Lord will keep our hearts tender and receptive to Him. Then we’ll have assurance that our salvation is genuine so we can enter the rest He’s prepared for His followers.
I respect so much Billy Hallowell’s reporting for FAITHWIRE! I am thankful also that Franklin Graham has responded to this survey very strongly! Keep in mind that only 37% of Pastors have a Biblical Worldview in America. So many people are not getting fed the truth in American Churches. I hear it to often. Our Great Commission trip to Wyoming and parts of Montana and South Dakota was a huge success, we also learned so much how people feel about the American Church.
Evangelist Franklin Graham reacted this week to shocking survey data showing more than one-third of senior pastors purportedly believe “good people” can earn their way to heaven, with Graham lambasting some of the findings as “false teaching.”
At least one-third of respondents also said they believe the Holy Spirit isn’t a person and is instead a “symbol of God’s power, presence, or purity,”
We just don’t state the problems of the world, we state the solution, and that is always JESUS! JESUS!
I pray that more missionaries from South Korea come to America. In June 240 South Korean Christians came to pray for America. They prayed for another ‘Great Wakening” to take place in the U.S. PTL!! The Church in America is not getting the work done for JESUS! So many Churches are struggling for congregant’s, so many are not baptizing folks. Churches are closing at a record pace in the U.S. as less than 50% of Americans are saying they are members of a church. Only 37% of American Pastors have a Biblical Worldview!
America has a JESUS problem!!!! JESUS is the only answer! PTL!!! look at America, it is almost on the verge of Civil War! I am not kidding! Politics has America headed to hell.
I have been sounding the warning bell on this trend for years……going back to my days on KKIM Christian radio. I have written and did radio and Tv programs on this subject for years………..almost 18………It makes me so very sad, I am not sleeping good at night. I see the failure of the Church in America everyday. The failure in my opinion is the the CHURCH is not reaching the lost, it is not building brides of love and trust. I asked one Church leader in Albuquerque, why do not all the Churches get together one Sunday and take to the streets of Albuquerque and reach the lost, building bridges of love and trust? He said, “I think that would frighten people.” Another excuse! I have written and preached about THE GREAT COMMISSION so very much, I sound like a broken record, but many still do not get it! JESUS made it simple for us, He put this command in writing!
Between 1944 and 2011 there was one cultural statistic you could count on: more than 90% of all Americans believed in God. Year after year, decade after decade, from the time of World War II to when President Obama announced the killing of Osama bin Laden, more than 90% of Americans consistently believed in God. Often, this percentage was as high as 98%, even weighing in at 92% in 2011.
It was like cultural wallpaper.
Way too many Churches in America do not carry out The Great Commission, way too many Christians do not know the meaning of The Great Commission. Sometimes I just get blank stares. It is our calling by God here at FGGAM to go and go and go………A healthy Church is constantly baptizing people and raising them up to be mature Christians and increasing Church membership, building an army for God to reach into the community and carry out The Great Commission. My favorite hymn is ‘Onward Christian Soldiers.’
Eric Geiger reports From CHURCHLEADERS:
There are three types of churches when it comes to the Great Commission. Which one are you? After Jesus walked out of the tomb alive and just before He ascended to heaven, Jesus gave His disciples authority to join His mission of reconciling people to God, people of all nations. Jesus commissioned His disciples, sending them out to make disciples. His words have been called the Great Commission:
“All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)
FGGAM STATEMENT OF FAITH:
God’s Word is the final authority for faith and life.
as God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.