Hypocrites Are The Problem

February 12, 2013

Friends,
It is unhelpful, as well as unChristlike and foolish, for Christians to angrily protest against the heathen. The heathen don’t understand what is even being said, or why, for they are unspiritual and thus can comprehend only a worldly viewpoint. (1 Cor. 2:14 // 2 Cor. 4:3,4) What should instead be done, is for Christians to do what God’s Word commands and, by the Spirit, rebuke each other (1 Cor. 5:4,5) and their own selves. (11:31) If this would take place, the church would be cleansed, society would notice and believe in the power of the Gospel, and many would run to be set free from the depravity of sin.

But, as it is, we have a sick, putrid-smelling church that has almost no power –no power to change the world, nor even enough power to change themselves. Their self-control is virtually absent, and their love, which is, at best, small, is extended to others primarily for their own benefit or as it gives them some sort of control or prestige.

Israeliteindeed has once again given us a Spirit-filled exhortation and a sober warning that we get our act together as the Body of Christ. For we need to pull up the evil roots in our own midst and command that if there not be repentance, the hypocrites must quit pretending they follow Christ and get out. As 1 Cor. 5:13 orders, we are to expel the wicked “Christian”, but, conversely, as verse 12 reveals, those outside the church are not ours to adjudicate.

Below is part of the post, and it can be read in its entirety by clicking here: http://israeliteindeed.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/america-judgment-begins-in-the-house-of-god/

We lost our country because we (the professing people of God) loved the idols of the heathen. We became worthless salt fit only to be trampled.

We will head in the right direction again when we destroy those idols from our midst and from our hearts.

We can rail all we want against our heathen neighbor, our heathen president, or the “dumb Christians who don’t vote.” It’s not going to do a bit of good. It is a self-righteous way of refusing to deal with the plank in our eye. We have become churches filled with sinful, self-indulgent hypocrites having temper tantrums, not because we are zealous for God’s glory, but because we are zealous for protecting our idolatrous way of life. Judgment begins in the house of God. If His people humble themselves and pray, and TURN FROM THEIR OWN WICKED WAYS, He will heal the land.

President Obama is not the problem. Professing Christians who love the idols of the heathen are the problem.

The Democrats are not the problem. Professing Christians who are too busy polishing their idols to fulfill the Great Commission are the problem.

The Muslims are not the problem. Professing Christians who don’t love the Muslims enough to share truth with them are the problem.

Gideon didn’t rail against the Midianites. He risked his own neck to destroy the altar to Baal that was on HIS OWN LAND in the midst of HIS OWN PEOPLE–the “people of God.” After he did this, God GAVE the Midianites into his hand. (Judges 6-7)

Jesus didn’t take a whip into a Roman shrine and chase out the prostitutes. He took a whip into the “temple of God” and chased out those who turned His house of prayer into a den of thieves. How could the temple prostitutes ever understand God’s great salvation with the “people of God” so perverting His message?

Saints, we have got to clean house. If Jesus came in the flesh today, most churches

Sincerely,
with love,
Rachel

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