Photo From Baptist Press. Wes Church is senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Columbia, S.C., and president of the South Carolina Baptist Convention.

I know I sound like a broken record, but I have been writing about this subject for years now. The greatest failure of the Church in the last decade in America is not carrying out the Great Commission. We are paying a great price for not obeying the command of Jesus! Many Churches have not baptized anyone for years! I know! I see it! What are they doing? To busy picking out a new color of carpet? By now if you read any of my writings or have heard me preach I do not sell ice cream! I am here to comfort the inflicted and inflict the comfortable. I do it in the love and in accountability to JESUS! Nothing is going to stop me from preaching the truth of JESUS! I will do it until I go to heaven. I am not in this to entertain and build my own kingdom and my ego, I check it at the door, the Lord and Sharon make sure of that! EGO is edging God out!

How many baptisims has your Church officiated in the last 2 years? If your not baptizing folks for JESUS, what are you doing? Does your Church have a strong children’s Sunday school? I call it a ‘feeder system’ for JESUS! Raising up mature Christians. Do you have adult Sunday school?

Why do not the small Churches merge with other small Churches. There is a Church about on every street corner in Albuquerque. but Satan is devouring many here!  Drop the denominations. Denominations were created by man, not God. It just divides people. It is not working.  New Mexico Last in almost anything good

There are more Christian ministries than ever in America, but I smell hell from here.

By Wes Church, posted May 13, 2024 in DiscipleshipTheology & Doctrine

Charles Martin published the book “What If It’s True” in 2019. Martin is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of fiction novels, but “What If It’s True” is a non-fiction work where the storyteller revisits the life and ministry of Jesus and connects it to real-life experiences. The motivation behind Martin’s book was the question reflected in the title that he kept asking himself as he spent time in the Scriptures: What if it’s true?

“What if every single word of this story is absolutely true and I can trust it? What if Jesus really is who He says He is? What if the King of the universe is speaking directly to me through the words of His book? What if what He says is more true than my circumstances? Than what my eyes see and my ears hear?”

Well, it is true — every bit of it. And our lives should be dramatically affected by the truth of God’s Word. The challenge is that we are constantly bombarded by voices competing for our attention. This includes voices that challenge the veracity of God’s Word, voices that over-accentuate certain statements in the Bible and downplay critical verses. If we are not careful, we will allow those other voices to determine what we believe and how we act. These voices will control us by consuming us.

I see this happening in the church as the people of God are being manipulated by different voices. We are controlled by the news media as we spend more time hearing what pundits say about the state of our world than what God says in His Word. We are lured into debates through social media and digital communication. We are encouraged to choose sides on every issue and enlisted in crusades where people are demonized, and every small matter of difference is inflated to a matter of primary importance.

I believe it is choking off the effectiveness of our churches to reach people with the Gospel and unite together in opportunities for ministry. The body of Christ is warring with itself over hot-button matters rather than sharing Jesus with the lost, equipping the saints for ministry, and fulfilling the Great Commission. And it couldn’t be happening at a worse time — believers are fiddling while the world is on fire. More Here

Why so much evil?

Just 4% of Americans have a Biblical Worldview. Just 37% of Pastors in America have a Biblical Worldview! Do you not see the destruction of our country? The downfall of the Christian Church? Does your Pastor ever teach on the Ten Commandments? Basic Christianity? Does your Church carry out The Great Commission? How many baptisims has your Church officiated in the last 2 years? Is your Church ‘raising up’ mature Christians?

“People die every day without Christ, and we’ve got the answer. … Don’t just talk about evangelism. Do it.”
–Dr. Stephen McQuoid

America needs JESUS! Are you carrying out the Great Commission daily in your community? Or do you work for the sit-more-do-little church? 3 Things You Can Do Today to Carry Out the Great Commission

Don’t just “play church.” Take action.

“So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts” Eph 4: 17, 18.

The Scriptures call the mind of the natural man “blinded” 2 Cor. 4:4, “depraved” Romans 1:28, “corrupt” 1 Tim. 6:5, and “unspiritual” Col. 2:18. The natural mind thinks from a humanistic, sin-debased viewpoint. The viewpoint of the flesh directs its thoughts. The sinful mind is under the control of Satan and can never please God because it concentrates on things of the world and not things of the Spirit. The natural mind walks the road of hopelessness and self-destruction.

The following is from Focus on the Family:

A Biblical Worldview is based on the infallible Word of God. When you believe the Bible is entirely true, then you allow it to be the foundation of everything you say and do. That means, for instance, you take seriously the mandate in Romans 13 to honor the governing authorities by researching the candidates and issues, making voting a priority.

Do you have a biblical worldview? Answer the following questions, based on claims found in the Bible and which George Barna used in his survey:

  • Do absolute moral truths exist?
  • Is absolute truth defined by the Bible?
  • Did Jesus Christ live a sinless life?
  • Is God the all-powerful and all-knowing Creator of the universe, and does He still rule it today?
  • Is salvation a gift from God that cannot be earned?
  • Is Satan real?
  • Does a Christian have a responsibility to share his or her faith in Christ with other people?
  • Is the Bible accurate in all of its teachings?

Did you answer yes to these? Only 9 percent of “born- again” believers did. But what’s more important than your yes to these questions is whether your life shows it. Granted, we are all sinners and fall short, but most of our gut reactions will reflect what we deep-down, honest-to-goodness believe to be real and true.

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