A spiritual playpen where the crying babies must be appeased!

A spiritual playpen where the crying babies must be appeased!

(Joseph Bianchi)

In the twenty-first century, we are obsessed with self-satisfaction and getting our desires met. Hence, any teaching that invades our lifestyle and tells us we must alter or discard out old habits, is usually consigned to the junk pile. In so thinking and doing, the church has been transformed into a spiritual playpen where the crying babies must be appeased with what makes them feel good.

The Evangelical world is abuzz with terms like “purpose driven church” or “seeker friendly church”. What these terms really amount to is one thing: compromise.

The goal of churches should not be to see how much like the world they can be, so as to make worldly people feel comfortable. Rather, the churches should be so unlike the world, so alien to the world, that the disillusioned unbeliever will be drawn to them.

“Do not be yoked together with unbelievers.
For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common?
Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
What harmony is there between Christ and Belial?
What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?
What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols?
For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.” “Therefore come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.” “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” 2 Corinthians 6:14-18

About Steve Rebus

✞Follower of Christ, Husband, Gymgoer, Photographer, Guitarist, Drummer....Oh and i'm also Blind too! 😀

One Response to “A spiritual playpen where the crying babies must be appeased!”

  1. Oh. What you are writing is like balm to my spirit in these 2018 days. Everywhere I see the compromise on the absolute TRUTH that at the Cross where the blood of Christ was shed for all the need for ‘striving’ is over. It is time for the Church to accept what was done. Stand absolutely for Christ in this fallen world and stop all this ‘stuff’ You must do this…..do that, be this be that. Accept what He has done, follow Him. Listen to Him and live as He directs conforming always 100% no compromise to the Written Word……..revealed in us as the Word. Christ alone!

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