Last night, I wrote about the leader of a denominational entity who has been very chauvinistic for many years and was removed from his position today after a 13-hour meeting. I’m thankful that these trustees saw fit to put a stop to this. The articles in response to this situation are shocking. One leader in a similar position asked if this was God’s judgment on the denomination and stated that he did not see this coming. Did not see this coming? Really?
How could this not be more obvious? The denomination has been in decline for several years. The number of salvations, baptisms, and those joining their churches has been on a slippery slope. Churches are plateaued or declining with some even closing. The excuses have been ridiculous to say the least, and few have wanted to face the facts for some time now. When you allow politics to take precedence over the Lord Jesus Christ, expect that a church or denomination will suffer. God will not bless that which does not bless Him.
It is time for these pastors and denominational leaders to get their heads out of the sand. Face the facts! Our enemy is not another church or pastor. We shouldn’t be grinding axes over those with whom we do not agree when our real enemy is the devil. Why are we not fighting the devil? Is it because the denomination fears that they might be labeled Pentecostal or Charismatic for fighting the real enemy?
Something has to change. Our nation isn’t the only group with a corrupt political system. Many have said that God will not bless America if America does not bless God. Replace the word “America” with “the church”. The same principle applies. Change begins with one person at a time. Will you do your part to pray against evil?