This subject is very near to my heart. We live in a world of much confusion, about everything. First off, the scripture tells us to study, to show ourselves APPROVED UNTO GOD. 2nd Tim. 2:15. That is my main concern, and I know that it is all others who serve the Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Any subject I bring up here, I would be more than glad to research and discuss what the scripture says about it. I would welcome that. Any other true workman will feel the same.
Many beliefs about what scripture says, is added, or takes away from scripture. These, we should be concerned about, and point out. Anyone who wants to rightly divide the word of truth, will do so, and wants to.
Sometimes, though, we get into areas that hurt others feelings, and perhaps sometimes they need to be. I read a lot of blogs that are written by people who do not see any church out there, that is worthy of their attending. Sorry, I have to question why they would believe such a thing, and the real motive behind it.
I believe that the institution of the church, both physical, and spiritual, has proven to be ordained of God. I have been a member of such a church since I was 12. I did not always agree with everything done, or taught, but have never thought that God wanted me to leave such a church, for good. Having said that, some churches have turned to apostasy, and away from the truth. They ordain and approve of same sex lifestyles. Even including their clergy. There is absolutely nothing, anywhere, in scripture, which is the canon the church goes by, (should), that would approve of such practice. We can settle that point in this blog and comments, if one feels that it does approve, using scripture.
Now, I can wear a suit and tie to church, and I am the same person toward God that I would be, if I did not. Why some feel that the clothes one wears makes them a different person, in the eyes of God, or the saints, is beyond me. I know many who wear the best they have, a suit and tie, who are very real. Most came out of the World War 2 generation. They wore a soldiers uniform fighting a world war, and they do the same in their attitude towards how they dress for church. To criticize and mock such as these just because they do is absurd. Their very lives are witness to their faith in Jesus Christ. Sorry if that offends, it is just time someone said it.
Can someone wear a tee-shirt and jeans, and be real? Of course they can. But they have no God-given right at all, to condemn those wearing the suits and ties either. God sees the heart of both. Neither one will sneak anything past God. The local church has people who are hypocrites, and those who are not. So does christianblog.com, among its membership. So, are these folks gonna leave here too?
The local church has false teachers, and teachings, being presented. So does christianblog.com, here. Why do you condemn them, then, and refuse membership in the local church, and yet are one here, and it also has the very same kind of people and same kind of problems, within membership?
I have found that in the local churches, when scripture is presented, it will do the same as here, it will accomplish all that God purposes for it. All will not believe, and accept it, all the time, and that happens everywhere, including here.
I am grateful for this site. I contribute faithfully to it. I do the same at the local church. One can do both. I believe they also should, as that workman, that needeth not to be ashamed, anywhere, doing so. I just wanted to share that. God Bless, in Christ.