10-29-2011 – “Has Leadership Lost The Fear Of The Lord? Yes, It Has”

October 29th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 10-29-2011 – “Has Leadership Lost The Fear Of The Lord? Yes, It Has”)

AUTHOR’S NOTE: When the word “church” is used, I’m referring to the church as a whole rather than “all” churches. There are many good churches doing great things. I applaud them for their faithfulness.

The present condition of the church leaves one to wonder if the lack of reverent fear of the Lord is contributing to her spiritually dead condition. This lack diminishes the need to obey God. Christ speaks to the early church and to future believers of the consequences of lukewarm living in the book of Revelation, “I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked” (3:15-17). A healthy respect for God (fear) is what our culture, and the church, desperately need: “The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him…” (Psalm 147:11).
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10-21-2011 “Has The Church Lost The Fear of the Lord? Yes!”

October 22nd, 2011 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 10-21-2011 “Has The Church Lost The Fear of the Lord? Yes!”)

(When the word “church” is used, I’m referring to the church collectively, as a whole, rather than “all” churches.)

A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with a pastor who suggested that these articles are written from a position of fear. I agree…I believe that these messages are timely and urgent for the vast majority. The present condition of the church leaves one to wonder if the lack of the fear of the Lord is contributing to her spiritually dead condition: “I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked” (Revelation 3:15-17). A healthy respect of God (fear) is what our culture, and the church, desperately need.
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