Unfortunately, the public school is the closest thing we have to an American church, and very few people ever summon the courage to be heretics–Tom Woods

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“People do not go to church to worship God anymore but to worship themselves. They go to church for an experience.”

 

“The average church today is a social club.” Pastor Chuck Baldwin

 

When you preach what they wanna hear vs. when you preach the truth!

 

When did the one-way monologue sermon first become a normal feature of church assemblies?

 

Affluence is the Major Issue for the Church Today

 

Consequences of the failure to appoint apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers in a congregation–Ephesians 4

 

The Correct Meaning Of “Church” And “Ecclesia”

 

Book: The Revelation of Jesus Christ: An Open Letter to the Churches from a Modern Perspective of the Book of Revelation-Lynn Hiles

 

Ep 170: The Historic Church and the Modern State, Part 1-Libertarian Christian Institute (Audio)

 

Ep 171: The Historic Church and the Modern State, Part 2-Libertarian Christian Institute (Audio)

 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: “The ‘frivolous’ attitude of the mainline churches in America had been vexing from the start [to Bonhoeffer]…[American churches] conveying a Protestant establishment seeking relevance at all costs: ‘Jesus hides the Creeds,…”

 

The Confessing Church cowered before the Fuhrer; and caretakers of the Word were bystanders to evil. Is it the same today in America?

 

The Schizophrenia and Healing of the American Church

 

The German Protestant church became a battleground between the majority who supported the Nazis, and a minority who resisted them

 

Affluence is the Major Issue for the Church Today

 

Godliness for gain; from such withdraw yourself

(Look how God has blessed us and how much we are doing for God–GODLINESS FOR GAIN. Or, the social gospel that is so prevalent today. Paul said to Timothy do not say this because you came into this world with nothing and you will leave with nothing; and you should be glad that you have enough to eat.)  Richard Duke

After Constantine the church became the chaplain of empire; but Jesus said My Kingdom is not of this world

https://www.luthersem.edu/stewardship/default.aspx?m=6667&post=3770

SEE:

“Christianity is not a smiling face, church-going, love society as most Americans understand it.”

 

Affluence and the church

Materialism defined:
  1. a tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values.
  2. PHILOSOPHY
    the doctrine that nothing exists except matter and its movements and modifications.

An Introduction to Materialism

 

“Woe to the Rich” – A Teaching by Jerry Robinson (Video)

 

The Deceit of Affluence-Jesus said it’s easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God, right?

 

When The Church Becomes Good For Nothing–Pastor Chuck Baldwin

 

Culture: achievement, affluence and appearance; Christianity: none of that

 

The Deceit of Affluence-Jesus said it’s easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God, right?

 

Modern Misunderstanding: Preaching, the Pulpit, and Pastors–Not Teaching the Kingdom of God

 

Making the lowest of the people priests and preachers of high places

 

The Christian in today’s world

 

C. S. Lewis–A Man Who Cannot Be Cured of Churchgoing…

 

What Is Really Going On in the Church?

 

The Lord Has a Controversy with the Church

 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: “The Church is Dead”–name of his sermon

 

Bonhoeffer belonged to a faction…he no longer shared and a church whose preaching he found stultifying and dull–and a pervasive loneliness overtook him

 

 

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