7/17/14 “The Legalist vs. The Compromiser ; Neither Is Right” – Pastor Shane Idleman

July 17th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 7/17/14 “The Legalist vs. The Compromiser ; Neither Is Right” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

The church was compromising doctrine, holiness, and purity. Today, its true as well. In an attempt to relate to the world, the church has so popularized the ministry that it’s hard to distinguish the church from the world. (Refer to 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12.) We have become a church that frowns on holiness and finds immorality and sexual perversion entertaining. Or we don’t want to confront because of cowardliness and self-preservation (trying to build a church rather than honor God). We spend very little time with God in prayer and reflection, and there’s very little humility and brokenness—the cure for both legalism and compromise.
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Points to Consider Before Leaving Your Church – Part 2

January 8th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on Points to Consider Before Leaving Your Church – Part 2)

Over the next few weeks, I will revisit articles that drew the most feedback in 2010. Here is number two… In America today, a significant number of people are switching churches, or leaving altogether. I’ve found that judging “rightly,” as well as unwarranted criticism, both play significant roles.
Last week we concluded with point four:

4. Do you have a critical spirit? This could also translate into a cynical, or negative, attitude. If you do, you’ve already turned a deaf ear; it will be difficult to discern God’s leading.
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Points to Consider Before Leaving Your Church – Part 1

January 1st, 2011 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on Points to Consider Before Leaving Your Church – Part 1)

Over the next few weeks, I will re-visit articles that drew the most feedback in 2010. Here is one…
In America today, a significant number of people are switching churches, or leaving altogether. I’ve found that judging “rightly,” as well as unwarranted criticism, both play significant roles. Here are some points to consider:

1. Do the leaders, and the pastors, view the Scriptures as inerrant—the final authority? This is stating the obvious, but it’s worth stating: If a pastor, teacher, preacher, or minister challenges the authority, or authenticity, of the Word of God, they should step away from leadership.
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