Today is Friday. We have a garage sale at Church today and about 90 families are taking part in it. It looks to be a good day weather wise as well. I hope you enjoy this little bit of truth to share:
THE PROBLEM- I am an advocate of traditional church. I make no apologies for that because I think I am on good historical ground and good biblical ground. The emerging church movement wants to befriend the world to reach the world. We are told in scripture to befriend Christ and reach the world because He loves the people of the world. Not their attitudes, dress, actions, influence, etc... He just loves sinners! Now, here is the problem: James 4:4 "Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." The new church movement wants to dress like the world, act like the world, sing like the world, have music like the world, and yet.... they are winning almost no one, because they are such a friend of the world, they are not the friend of God, but rather the enemy. Now, friend, that is Bible! God has a right to say what He wants from His children, and He has just told us in this verse. He does not want us to be friends with the world! Just who do we want to get close to anyway? I choose God. (but I also work to lead people to Christ all the time.)
Hope you have a blessed day!
Pastor Mike Mutchler