“Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body. He is the beginning, supreme over all who rise from the dead. So he is first in everything.”Colossians 1:18 NLT
I stopped going to a church few years ago. Reasons? At that place were then many things that went wrong. The church want you to be in the church for seven days a week when you’re supposed to be looking for jobs. They do not worry about your unemployment or precarious position. They desire you to remain a beggar; coming to them for food while they are lavish in ill-gotten wealth, which they gathered with your sweat.
In 2 Thessalonians 3:8, Apostle Paul emphasis on the need for church, in particular, to church leaders, at no time is a encumbrance to their members when he said, “We never accepted food from anyone without paying for it. We worked hard day and night, so we would not be a burden to any of you.”
Take flight from that church if your pastor is living off you, and you are struggling to make ends meet. It is not normal that you are in penury and your church leader is owing private jets all over the cities!
Flee from that church that is destroying your marriage and encouraging abusive measures against your spouse.
Flee from that church where the dress code is indecent, and where children are accused of witchcraft and spirit possession.
Flees from that church where homosexuality is openly promoted. God is against it (1 Timothy 1:10), but He does not hate the gay people because His wish is that all do repent of their sins and turn back to Him.
We need to be serious about what we mean by human rights and salvation. Seriously? What is the rights of a mere human being to that of the Almighty Jehovah? If you are fighting for human rights, what about God’s rights? Where do you put His?
I am an activist first and first. I am against homosexuality, but I do not hate homosexuals, and I will not condone any forms of discrimination against them. Being a Christian is laying godly example for others to emulate so that they can come to Christ. How can unbelievers change if our lifestyles are no dissimilar from theirs.
Hence, when you are part of a church where demonic values reign under the guise of modernity, you have to go! It is not edifying, and the Holy Spirit cannot live in such a place.
Do not be a Christian, who places his pastor above God. “For they loved human praise more than the praise of God.”John 12:43 NLT.
Be the Christian, who will stand up for God, no matter the situation. Be the ace that the Almighty can count on.