FAKING GOOD IS KILLING THE CHURCH

FAKING GOOD IS KILLING THE CHURCH

Sin doesn’t keep us from God – It’s refusing to repent from our sins. King David sinned, but also repented – a man after God’s own heart. Often, when we talk to people we focus on our sin and Christ’s payment for our sin. But unless there is repentance, there is no salvation. Jesus said, “I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. (Luke 13:3, NASB 1995, Lockman Foundation)

What is killing today’s church is a chronic Faking Good which leads to a failure to confess our sins to each other which negates our felt need for repentance which leads to a felt separation from God that we try to expunge by singing louder and saying prayers that are meaningless without repentance and hoping that a word from the preacher will change our future.

If you want to feel near to God:

“Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;” (Acts 3:19, NASB 1995, Lockman Foundation)

Repenting is the lifestyle of a Disciple. This keeps us near to and refreshed by God.

David Watson
Lantana, Texas

One Reply to “FAKING GOOD IS KILLING THE CHURCH”

  1. Sin is always the problem. Is.59:2

    Because sin is so deadly, repentance finds importance.

    Hypocrisy, certainly, makes the Lord Jesus speak woe toward those who practice it. Mt.23:13,27

    Hypocrisy is sin. To say sin is not the problem, but refusing to repent of our sins, might be inviting fakers to another fakery – false repentance.

    How do you know if repentance is fake? Because the problem remains – the sin remains.

    In fact, if sin is not the ONLY problem that faces mankind, then mankind cannot claim anything that happens is a problem – a wrong.

    If we believe scripture is true, we should be willing to be careful to descibe the problems we observe in the church in a careful way that also agrees with the plain reading of the Word of God.

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