Thursday, February 7, 2008

The reason for this blog...

Time 2 Change Churches!

The title of my blog is Time 2 Change Churches. It is about bringing our churches "back" to biblical preaching and teaching. It is about seeing our church from a biblical perspective. Is your church teaching obedience to God's Word? Holiness? Reverence? Righteousness? Are you taught that it is necessary to be born-again? Where does repentance fit in with your walk with Christ? Do you evangelize? Or is your church just teaching you a new joke or two each week? PLEASE PASS THIS BLOG ON!

It continues to amaze me how many lost souls are in the world. People who profess to be followers of Jesus and yet are filled with such hate. I have been accused of being a Pharisee because I believe in presenting the Law to people so they can see their sinfulness and the need to repent of their sins. I have been called a fundamentalist and am lumped in with what happened on 9/11/01. I have had people try to use the Bible to show their point of view. I am fine with that, but just make sure you use the Bible correctly. Don't just say you think it says something when it is contrary to what is actually taught.
I have sat in on too many church services where the pastor is nothing more than a joke teller or a story teller. He does not exposit the Word of God. What is the result? The church is filled with false converts who think they are saved because once upon a time they said the sinners prayer. When all you get is a handful of stories and jokes with no Scripture being read, you will get the kind of church that Satan wants.
Let's look at some of the things that Satan would use in his church...
jokes -- we have to keep people laughing all the way to hell.
stories -- give them what they want. They want their life to mean something and to have purpose, so tell them a story. (forget about reading Scripture)
Scripture -- read one line and never use the verse again in your sermon.
Scripture -- read a whole chapter and don't give the real meaning of the text.
Works -- tell people that they have to perform works in order to be saved. They will always fail on this one!
God's Law -- laugh about it, say it is not relevant. Even go so far as to say it is just a notion.
The Bible -- say you don't believe it to be the inerrant Word of God and be amazed at all of the friends you will have!

I have seen this and heard all of these. Satan would have you believe that the Word of God does not really mean what it says. Just like the serpent in the Garden of Eden.

So, I will continue to stand up for the Bible and what it says. People can put me in with the people who caused 9/11/01 all they want. I do not seek to be approved by the world. If the people who are not saved continue to harass me, I will continue to ignore them. This post is about getting the churches to stop playing churchianity and to start being the church found in Acts. God is love. Yes! 100% true! God is also the Judge and until people start to realize that, we will have false converts sitting in our churches thinking that they can continue to live in their sins. Why do you suppose the Bible is filled with the call for repentance? Why????? There are people who would call me a fundamentalist and then spew out other adjectives towards me because I believe in the Bible and I believe that the Bible tells us we are to repent of our sins. I believe the Bible in Ezekiel when it tells us to warn others so that their blood will not be on us if they never hear the message! I believe the Bible when it says, in that day they will say, Lord, Lord and Jesus will say, depart from me you worker of iniquity (lawlessness), I never knew you.

People who want to be disrespectful, arrogant, sarcastic in an effort to pollute this blog will not be allowed to post a comment. Unless they repent.

You can see the influence of Satan in so many churches today (and if you saw the comments that I have not posted from certain people, you would be amazed at how rude they can be). You can see the influence in the pastors who serve in the churches because they ignore God's Word and only choose to pick out the love verses without warning people of the danger to come if they don't repent. That is exactly what Satan would do. So, I will say it over and over again.

repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!
Unless ye repent, ye shall likewise perish!

And that makes me a terrible guy for saying this? You have to wonder about the kind of person that would be offended by this.

The call is out to all people. See to it that your pastors and youth pastors are preaching the Whole Word of God. Not just grace but the Law also. If you are offended by hearing the Word of God, then it shows you are most likely not saved yourself. Examine yourself to see that you are in the faith.


Jfranklin6 said...

Too long I sat by and let this go on around me. Too long I did not tell men of their dead hearts. Too long. But now God, in His infinite mercy, allows this worm to glorify Christ. His law dragged me by the ear and threw me prostrate before the cross. How can I ever not give that mercy away? Praise be to God. Remain faithful to Him.

pastorbrianculver said...

very well said!

michelle said...

Keep posting Brian, for every 100 people who will call you names, there is one person who finds your blog and the Lord opens his eyes to the truth! It's all about that one person... :-)

Tim Brown said...

One wonders how such people (some of which have visited here recently) would answer this. This is an actual letter from an atheist that was sent to an evangelist...:

"You are really convinced that you've got all the answers. You've really got yourself tricked into believing that you're 100% right. Well, let me tell you just one thing. Do you consider yourself to be compassionate of other humans? If you're right, as you say you are, and you believe that, then how can you sleep at night? When you speak with me, you are speaking with someone who you believe is walking directly into eternal damnation, into an endless onslaught of horrendous pain which your 'loving' god created, yet you stand by and do nothing.

If you believed one bit that thousands every day were falling into an eternal and unchangeable fate, you should be running the streets mad with rage at their blindness. That's equivalent to standing on a street corner and watching every person that passes you walk blindly directly into the path of a bus and die, yet you stand idly by and do nothing. You're just twiddling your thumbs, happy in the knowledge that one day that 'walk' signal will shine your way across the road.

Think about it. Imagine the horrors Hell must have in store if the Bible is true. You're just going to allow that to happen and not care about saving anyone but yourself? If you're right then you're an uncaring, unemotional and purely selfish (expletive) that has no right to talk about subjects such as love and caring."

These "Christians" must not believe:

1 Hell is real


2. People really go there


3. They think everyone will die on some deathbed with plenty of time to consider eternal issues.

But it's stuff like this that they NEVER seem to want to just deal with.

Tim Brown said...

Here's an additional something for thought...