Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Unfortunately Terry, I have see things like that happen right here in America.
During the 90's, the Lord used me to help restore hurting & failing churches. I've been blessed to work with many different denominations; and have been welcomed in several different churches with various ethnic memberships.
One thing,most all of these churches failed at miserably, is lovingly reaching out to others. Most of them just didn't think they could for some reason or another. Usually, it was because of an inferiority complex when it came to small churches. However, I found that a large church that is failing almost always have a spirit of pride & haughtiness to contend with.
This can be true even with churches that have a great outreach. Sadly, I also discovered that (sometimes) the higher one goes in denominational "government", the stronger the prideful spirit becomes.
I've also seen the national/world leadership in at least three large denominations simply refuse to accept inconvenient "BIBLICAL" truths of scripture. They refuse to believe the TRUTH for no other reason than they learned something different in seminary and/or their bylaws state something different.
I think the most heart breaking thing I discovered was there does seem to be a lot of the blind leading the blind. I've even seen many Pastors & leaders that have never been weaned off of the milk & feasted on the meat God has given us. (They just stand there waiting on the leaders to feed them and never let go of the denominational teat.)
Last edited by tcox4freedom; 09-13-2012 at 10:09 AM..