What I Read Today:
Hebrews 5; Acts 3; Amos 1; Psalm 31; 1 Chronicles 12; Genesis 34
I’ve spoken before on my concern over biblical illiteracy. Hebrews 5:1-14 and 6:1-12 layout the problems that are associated with biblical illiteracy.
There’s an old saying that goes like this, “If you don’t believe in something, you’ll fall for anything.”
Over the years, I’ve heard things like the following:
- The Senior Pastor of A large congregation near Kansas City, KS said that in his opinion in spite of what Leviticus 18:22, Leviticus 20:13, Romans 1, 1 Corinthians 6:9 and 1 Timothy 1:10 he now believes homosexuality is no longer a sin. It’s 2020 after all.
- I’ve had a senior official in a large church body tell me that the idea that God will send people to hell who don’t believe Jesus is the only way to heaven just can’t be true. I guess Jesus was kidding in John 14:6.
- We’ve seen several Pastors from large churches ignore God’s exhortation to work with civil government during a pandemic and on several occasions witnessed outbreaks within their own church. I guess Romans 13 was a suggestion.
- On both sides of the political aisle our church leaders ignore admonitions from Psalm 94:20, Proverbs 28:15 and 29:12 when they follow leaders like these:
- In 2016 I watched several conservative church leaders endorse a man for President who has had multiple wives, bragged about his philandering, and had questionable business deals. The only conservative I heard question them was Max Lucado. What happened to the rest?
- On the other side of the aisle, liberal church leaders are rushing to endorse candidates who oppose passing a law that says, if a child is born alive during an abortion you can’t kill it.
- Pardon my french but, what the hell?
These are folks who should know the Bible better. Yet somehow they seem to have lost the message or compromised the message to fit an agenda. Now if the ministers of large groups of people don’t know the scripture well enough to understand, how in the world will the people who attend their church understand it?
Folks we have to work to get people back into God’s word. We have to drop to our knees and ask God to lift the veil that covers the scriptures to people in our society. We need to pray for pastors who will preach the word and not just follow the society on a social agenda.
Will you join me in this fight?