Resume Posting

I have neglected to post here for quite some time. More than a year. Not going to waste time explaining why. But, I am back. In February of 2011 I left the church where I had served at for 12 years. I them began attending a Calvary Chapel. I taught Evangelism Explosion there for 16 months. One year ago this month my wife and I went into the “wilderness” and stopped attending “church” on a regular basis. We have attended a few churches on and off; of which I will write about in the future.

While I have soured on being involved with church, I am not against “the Church”. I still think it is important to meet regularly with other Christians for worship, communion, Bible Study, and prayer (Acts 2:42 – They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer). Because the current church structure is totally focused on “the pastor” it has become weak and ineffective. Many “church attenders” may find that harsh, but we all know it and feel it. It is a “grieving” of the Holy Spirit (Ephesian 4:30).

How do we break out of this cycle? I am not the only one writing about this now, and it is nothing new. Spurgeon, Tozer, and many more men throughout Church History have had to deal with it. Spurgeon called it the “downgrade”. A.W. Tozer wrote for 13 years in Alliance Life.

http://www.spurgeon.org/downgrd.htm

https://www.cmalliance.org/about/history/tozer

 

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