And how to save the Church.
You know what a cafeteria is! It’s a place where you can buy what you want ala carte, whenever and whatever you want. Christianity has become a cafeteria, picking and choosing what you believe instead of believing the entire canon of scripture and abiding with it. It is causing division among the Church pitting us one against another when we are supposed to be banding together as a community lifting up the Word of God.
The fast food way of life has put its foot in the door of the Church. And we’ve allowed it. Everything is running faster than we can catch up and the Church is following suit thinking that if it emulates the world just enough, we’ll stop and listen for a minute. The problem is the message the Church is giving is not one of Salvation through Jesus but an easy believe-ism to slow us down enough to catch us unaware.
The original texts are a faded memory to a lot of churches today. Bibles aren’t taken seriously and studying to be approved takes up too much time in the busy schedules of today’s pastors and preachers; they lip-sync downloaded messages from who-knows-where instead. In effect, the Church has just about destroyed Christianity with psychology with a dash of secularism and Christians are ruining the Church body with gossip and pride. All members of the ‘body’ have to be present and healthy for the Church community to work as a whole and grow. Sacrificing bits and pieces and expecting 100% is not realistic.
James 1:27 says simply, “Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world”.