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  • marthasmissionary

    This is simply excellent. The church has been the most humanizing force, empowered by Christ’s Spirit, to ever have changed the world. For all of it’s faults and genuine criticisms, the Church of Jesus Christ is still the most revolutionary force, fighting to help us all become fully human. AMEN

  • Disciple of Jesus Christ

    There is a war taking place in my neighborhood. The demonic activity is obvious because my neighborhood is littered with bars, massage parlors, marijuana dispensaries, porn shops, pawn shops and payday loan shops. The result is broken families, alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addition, homelessness, prostitution, drug dealing, gang-banging, youth rebellion, high crime and poverty.

    I wonder if any of the 30+ churches in my community feel a sense of responsibility for it’s spiritual condition. They probably have become accustom to unintentionally ignoring the reality of the spiritual devastation because, 1.) they do not live in the neighborhood and are not confronted with it’s condition everyday 2.) they have no idea as to how to begin turning the tide.

    I suppose more police presence would be good and even a community block watch program too. Police and community programs are good but I’m reminded, we are talking about a spiritual war. Paul says, ‘the weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.’ There are plenty of strongholds in my community.

    • Female Southern Pastor

      Dear Disciple,
      Sometimes we blame on the devil what we do all by ourself. Sometimes we pray for an answer. But sometimes we pray to BE the answer. Perhaps YOU are part of the answer to the problem because you SEE the problem. I’ll bet it’s in your heart to organize a clean-up more than a preach-up. Go for it! Make the churches jealous of what one caring believer can do. They’ll follow.

      • Brother Keith

        I agree, According to Lance Wallanu, there are 7 seven spheres that influence our society! One of those spheres or mountains is the church! The church has been called, anointed and appointed to build its followers to be world changers. You see the world as it has become and God has empowered you and others to see those under the influence of the strongholds to be set free! The Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and the power he gave to those that believe is what we can use to change the mindset of those that are lost! God wants us to act on the revelation he has given us! He wants us to demonstrate that through the power of the Holy Spirit! I think we forget that we have the nature, power and authority of God in us to destroy the works of the devil! Incorporate yourself with other believers and let those of like passion in your church share that concern with your leader! I hope that they display a passion for the lost, if not, pray the will of the Father into that place! Meantime seek God for a strategic plan as to how you can make a difference!

      • alhatesreligion

        Finally a sound response thanks female southern preacher. We are the “church” we are the agents of change through the pwr of the Holy Spirit.

  • Jonathan Hughes

    The church was born following Peter and judas. Jesus the rock was not followed. Had Jesus been followed what is known would have never been. Hitler would have never been. All war would have never been. Legal system and jails would have never been. Get the picture yet? All of this came to be basically because hell as taught was a lie. Gods known as the father of lights is hell to evil.

    • Brandon

      Literally 1% of what you said makes sense.

      • Jonathan Hughes

        Peter swings a sword. That is a weapon. Militarily does the same only it is not always a sword. Judas had Jesus attested. Police arrest. Had religion from the beginning followed Jesus what is seen would have never been. Jesus is apposed to them. Church and state are not as separate as you think. There are so many fallacies taught by religion I don’t know where to start.

        John 18 >>14,Now Caiaphas was he, which gave
        counsel to the Jews, that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.
        Mark 14:1-9, the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death, John 12;10 the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death; Luke 22:2:And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.
        9 places in KJV says the heart figuratively is to be circumcised not
        the penis tip at all. Deuteronomy 30:6, Deuteronomy 10:16 ;Jeremiah 4:4 ,
        Jeremiah 9:26; Colossians 2:11-15;Acts 7:51;Leviticus 26:41;Romans
        2:29, Romans 3 >> 30, This is what I mean by having to think
        diffidently.

        People persecute the gay and others I defend because of people missuseing the bible whichever one. They are described in Romans 1:28: 32. The people against the zoosexual, furry, gay, nudist are whispering, maliciousness, implacable, unmerciful, murdering, proud, backbiting boasters without understanding being covenantbreakers, without natural affection meaning having no love are against those I protect using scripture feeling vindicated when they call for the death of people that do bestiality or whatever name they can think of.

        God’s glory is seen as if it was fire = hell to evil.
        KJV, 1 John 1;5, God is light. Heb;12:29; a consuming fire.
        James 1:17, Father of
        lights, Hell is the glorified face of God Moses could
        not look at or become ashes. That light makes the earth to have no more sea,
        and melts elements, and consumes the wicked around city of God Rev, 20. Hell is
        not a place. No lost no lake of fire. Gods
        light is good to those that love to do good
        God’s glory is seen as if it was fire = hell to evil.
        KJV, 1 John 1;5, God is light. Heb;12:29; a consuming fire.
        James 1:17, Father of
        lights, Hell is the glorified face of God Moses could
        not look at or become ashes. That light makes the earth to have no more sea,
        and melts elements, and consumes the wicked around city of God Rev, 20. Hell is
        not a place. No lost no lake of fire. Gods
        light is good to those that love to do good

        • Ixthus

          Dude, I think only you understand yourself!

          • Jonathan Hughes

            I see the errors of the Church. I am not part of any church. The church has a tradition of emulating what the pharisees did to Jesus. The names have changed. One being a zoosexual. I am for them. How can I be against them?

          • amos8

            Do you see the “errors” of the human heart? Do you see that there is “madness” and “evil” and “deceit” and sin and “folly” overflowing from the heart of man?

            Do you see how man has perverted everything, including, and especially when, it comes to sex?

          • Jonathan Hughes

            I see them a lot clearer than you think. I see people worshiping the dead as in this Trayvon Martin thing that is going on. People have dead souls not trusting God at all. They want revenge. Satan wants revenge against God but he can only kill people with himself in people. War is born. He also has a holding pen that is unseen for people to be in refusing to allow the everlasting love of God to come into them thereby not able to give it to others.They are treated like they want to treat God. All of that ends soon after the second resurrection. Wicked are incinerated in Gods glory. The cities of Gog and Magog end up being no more. That will be armegedon. A side note: Satan will try to impersonate Christs second coming being the abomiaton of desolation. He will look like a bright being no human eye has ever seen standing on earth claiming to be God. Run away from him. He will be a boasting being trying to prove he is God calling fire down from the sky. The same being who wanted Jesus to prove that he was God.
            The word perverted over and over is not related to sex at all. However I counsel you to not let you mind be consumed by it. The mind must have balance.
            Proverbs 17 :23A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
            Proverbs 15: 4A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
            Job 6 >>30Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?
            Proverbs 12 >>8A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
            Isaiah 30 >>12Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon
            King James Version
            1 Timothy 6 >>5Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness
            Deuteronomy 16 >>19Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous. Job 8 >>3Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?
            Jeremiah 23 >>36And the burden of the LORD shall ye mention no more: for every man’s word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of hosts our God.
            Galatians 1 >>7Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
            Ecclesiastes 5 >>8If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province,
            Micah 3 >>9Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity.
            Pro 19 1Better is The poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lip,and and is a fool,

          • Brother Keith

            Its hard to be against anything that you are? The bible says as a man thinks in his heart so is he! I Corinthians 5:17 says, If.. any man be in Christ, He is a new creature/creation. Old things are passed away behold all things become new! The church that is and the church that was started by Jesus on the day of Pentecost when the Father sent the Holy Spirit to change our spiritual DNA so that his word could be infused into our nature was the beginning of the true church! Jesus himself said, I came that you might have life and have that more abundantly. The picture! Hell is real because Jesus revealed that in his teaching! Hell was created for those that chose to rebel against the will of God for their lives! Sin is defined as acting independent of God> Anytime we don’t acknowledge God first and in all our ways, we violate the principle of obedience! When the bible says we were made in the image and likeness of God , the word image means obedience! Likeness gives us the ability to become governed by the laws we deem most important to us, thus violating the mindset of the new church which represents the Kingdom where God rules through the hearts /inner spirit of those that believe His Word!

          • Jonathan Hughes

            People think murder against the gay and bestialist, zoosexual furries too saying Yiff in Hell. That makes the enemy of them not worthy of God kingdom made new on earth. The new creature will be like a child not a hating Person saying God wants you dead. The church rejected the rock who is Jesus.. They accepted Peter. That is why the arm of man is relied upon not Jesus. 1000 military armies testify to that.The legal system is the way Judas would have wanted things. Police take the palace of Judas. The church all through history has taken Christs name in vain saying Christ gives life saying death to whoever pointing a boney finger at this verse or that verse like a scribe or pharisee with a rock in a sweaty hand. God is what is Hell to evil. Don’t you have any idea why God could not look at Moses when Moses asked God to show him his glory? The story about lazerus was a parable. Had hell be what you say separate from God Lucifer could give life. Lucifer who is Satan can only give death. Visualize this: no one being fallen at all no fallen angels or humans all basking in Gods light. God’s light is what kindles the lake of fire around the city of God. Read Revelation 20, KJV. No eternal fire ring around the city of God with the redeemed traipsing back and forth in it seeing burning people never dying in it hearing agonizing screams. The body is independent of God being the opposite to God. God is the father of lights. We cast shadow when light shines. Obedience is not HMmmmm lets see, HMmmm how can I make one person seem to be less than I am? Satan’s mentality is like that. 1 Corinthians 3:19:King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
            For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. The legal system thinks they are crafty. You see God outside of you. A devil sees God outside of them. Have God be inside a devil a devil would be no more. King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.) 1 John 1:5:
            This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
            Hebrews 12:29 for our “God is a consuming fire.”God’s light is perceived to be fire to evil.
            Religions with divine comedy echo’s Satan’s concept of a fiery hell had Adam, and Eve also partaken of the tree of life. Catholics and other religions have Satan’s concept of a fiery hell. People on earth not dying feeling everything we feel now. Wars trying to kill people unsuccessfully. Living mountains of bodies grow for billions of years ending with the expanding sun roasting people. People screaming with no sound and then then freeze when sun shrinks to a dwarf star.

          • Jonathan Hughes

            I defend the down trodden that do not oppress anyone. In sent you another post in regards to your comment.

          • Don Jabaay

            I think you are confused. The world would be a dark, dark place without Jesus and His Church. The Church is not perfect, but Jesus spoke of the Church as His bride.

          • Jonathan Hughes

            Jesus is not going to marry a building. Jesus in the soul will be perfect. What part of you do you think is not perfect?
            Religions misinform people about what the truth is. How can Jesus be in you?
            Lucifer is not a monster with Mark horns with a pitch fork. He can shine as bright as God having none of the character traits of Jesus. Had Satan be like that showeing himself would fool no one.
            Hell is Gods light seen to the human that kills or hates
            not being like Jesus is like it was fire. KJV 1 John 1;5, God is light. Heb; 12:29;God is a consuming fire. James 1:17,
            Father of lights, Hell is the glorified face of God Moses could not look at or become ashes. That light makes the earth to have no more sea making the elements melt, and consumes the wicked around the city of God rev, 20. Hell is not a place. No lost no lake of fire. Gods light is good to those that love to do good.
            9 places in KJV says the heart figuratively is to be circumcised not the sexual organs at all. Deuteronomy 30:6, Deuteronomy 10:16 ;Jeremiah 4:4 , Jeremiah 9:26; Colossians 2:11-15;Acts
            7:51;Leviticus 26:41;Romans 2:29, Romans 3 >> 30.
            9 places in KJV says the heart
            figuratively is to be circumcised not the penis tip at all.
            PROVERBS
            6:12: A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
            Proverbs 17: 4,A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
            My, my, my, Religions lie again as to what naughty influencing age limit laws. Adult only and indecency laws making people like the furries think that testicles, tits, vaginas and penises are naughty bits.
            PROVERBS: 6:12: A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
            Proverbs 17: 4,A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
            1: Timothy 6 >>5Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness.
            Isaiah: 59 >>3For your hands are defiled with blood, and your
            fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath
            muttered perverseness.
            My, my, my, here we go again. Perverse has nothing to do with what religions taught to the public influential the dictionary deceiving the masses causing oppression of many.
            Proverbs: 15:26 – The thoughts of the wicked [are] an abomination to the LORD: but [the words] of the pure [are] pleasant words.
            My, my, my here we go again.
            That word not associated with what religions taught people. It is right there.
            Matthew 15 >> 11Not that which goeth into the mouth
            defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.
            Again the word defiled is not what religions taught using the word as a weapoin against many.
            K J V; Col: 3:9 :Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds.
            K J V: Col: 3:9 :Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds.
            How can Christ be anywhere near the church having misinformed the public about what the truths are in their own book. I can go on and on with this. King James Bible Cambridge Ed.)

  • Mike Spencer

    I get this apologetic, but it’s still an attempt to be “attractional.” People hate God, they are born that way. What they need is to hear the message of repentance of sin, and turning to Christ for salvation. Unfortunately, the Church wastes a whole lot of time trying to make people understand how nice we are. If we are convincing people that we are nice, they will soon be dissuaded by the fact that we are all still sinners. Hopefully, if people are paying attention, they will see us throwing ourselves on the mercy of God, confessing our sin to God and repenting. Sadly, we just keep trying to sell “nice”, and when people buy that, they have missed the gospel.

    • amos

      Great comment! I would add to “attempt(ing) to be ‘attractional'” that in order to do so, many are attacking, blaming, and condemning people like you (and me) for daring to talk about truth, the Bible, sin, repentance, personal responsibility (e.g. confession), etc.

      It is a teaching of something along the lines of “Christians are to blame for the lack of attraction to the church. They have been pushing people away from Jesus because of the ‘judgmentalism” and “Phariseeism” and “Legalism” when they insist on teaching ‘The Bible’ This does not work! Talking about ‘sin’ and ‘repentance’ is sooo unappealing. We, however, are going to make up a more comfortable church (or gathering). We are going to talk about the “nice” Jesus, not the judgmental one from those judgmental, hateful ‘we are against everything’ conservative Christians.”

    • starsnthenite

      I agree. I believe that the church is not salvation – you can fill a church with sinners, and you have only a religion (an empty shell that professes what is not real), but fill that church with saints (born-again sinners), and you can then be Christ’s hands, mouth, etc., to minister to others in the many ways mentioned. While good works naturally follow the Christian, not everyone who does good works is a Christian, nor are we saved by good works. We must stop preaching a man-centered gospel of “come to Jesus – He’ll enhance your life”, preaching instead, a God-centered gospel of “You have broken God’s laws, and the punishment for you is death, but Jesus has taken your place that you may be saved from the wrath to come. Believe in Him, call upon His name, and you will be saved.” Then comes a true salvation that will withstand the hardships of this life, and a relationship with God that only grows sweeter, fuller, and more rich with time and trials. Preach the man-centered gospel, and you have people falling away the moment hardships surface, because they believe you lied to them – their life is not enhanced! The Christian life is cumbersome to them, not an out-pouring of gratefulness for such a great salvation. In my way of thinking, the goal is not to get people back to church, but to instead get people back to God! Fellowshipping with the saints is a natural product of a born-again heart. God’s heart is for reconciliation, not just aversion (going after the good works, and not after Him); for relationship, not just attendance at church; for true repentance, not just appearance (hypocrisy).

  • iacopo sheng

    yo being critical, showing data is a good way to inform that it is indeed different from convert someone ie superficial but if u are like me reasoning by contrasts you will soon find that those who do confessions are quite rare anyway and personally yo I do not see any wrong in making an attractive 2 mins sketch, someone told me beauty is a kind of power, things are suppose to be attractive if are good, and church is good cos someone else told me yo it is what it is means everything has it’s own reason, extra light but still for good so
    give art directors a brake & if you want emotions check The Skit Guys out
    they are “nice” and if you want to buy a gospel send me a verse, i will meditate on it
    be easy yo

  • alhatesreligion

    This is a great video and a great reminder that the Church(not a bldg. but a people) are agents of change-where ever there has been injustice, cruelty, violence true believers have been there to combat it. Religion and those who love positions have perverted what it means to be the church. So rather than posting pious, erroneous comments educate yourselves on what the church is-YOU ARE THE CHURCH!

  • Rodolfo Samaniego

    I remember a church (group of people) I had a time to help guide to needed becoming, but it had been ruled by some leaders, and because it just meets once a week, and being all employed , they could not be stopped but did everything to pack the day with activities they could. (group studies, worship, prayer meeting,choir practice, meetings, and fellowships, even without new ones but just them-us. People thought church is activities- all they can do all the time. I could not help butfelt sorry for them.