21 August 2010
Should You Stay or Should You Go?
Do you attend a church that is...not quite right? Are you there so that you can "be a light" and "make a difference?" How's that working for you? Often I hear the argument that individuals are remaining in their rapidly declining (doctrinally speaking), apostate churches with the hope and intent of "changing" that church. Yet the change never comes and they continue to warm the pew week after week. Now, the Bible does exhort the Christian to remain in Christian community, but are we to remain in a community that merely claims to be Christian and yet does not bear the fruit of the Gospel? Are we called to "be the light" in a spiritually dark church? Or is it our job to find a Biblically, doctrinally solid church so that we may continue to grow and learn in the faith? Todd Friel weighed in on this in the first few minutes of this Friday's podcast. Listen here.