> Will you commit to daily reading? Even if only one sentence?
> I know you will benefit.
> There are many people that I know that have recently plunged into their Bibles
> and they are FULL of surprises and valuable insights and extremely happy to get
> TRUTH into their lives.
> The way things are in many of the churches (in the USA) people are not really
> learning the Bible. They "think" that they are, but they are not always. They
> FIND OUT when they read for themselves how greatly deceived they have been.
> The "social" gospel as it's sometimes called, has blinded many. Church has
> become a "club" meeting much like going to the Elks, or to a Country Club for
> I'm not one to accuse ministries and throw around alarming emails. If you know
> me at all then you know this is true.
> What I'm attempting to do here is get you into the Word of God anyway that I can
> for your own benefit, not mine.
> Two weeks ago I was telling a woman that reading the Bible is a very good and
> needed thing for her to do. She says she is a Christian and I know what church
> she attends. I used to go there. As I advised her to get reading I mentioned
> that Bible reading is the BEST way to be "cult-proof" to which she remarked,
> "What is a cult?"
> Okay, there you have it. But that's not all. As she and I went over some Bible
> passages for one hour it was clear that she did not know the from
> the . She did not know the gospels from the epistles, she had zero
> Bible knowledge. She attended church for over 1 year and came out knowing very
> little. She only knows what the pastor said in the way of sermons. I've checked
> with myself and others that went there about what we recall from these sermons.
> You know what? It appears that those who attend his church, those I know, have
> zero recall. Isn't that a little bit strange? I think so.
> I think it means there is very little content, at least nothing memorable.
> I also know that folks don't take a Bible with them when they go . I
> know from attending the mid-week home groups that the regulars who have attended
> there for over 10 years cannot turn to I Corinthians or Romans because they
> don't know where that is in the Bible and they freely admit that they have never
> read major portions of the Bible. One grown man from there recently remarked
> that He did not know that the is "in" the believers of Christ. He
> got out a pencil and made a note of that when one of my children mentioned the
> concept in an ordinary conversation. This is someone clearly not well versed in
> Romans, Galatians and many other passages yet he never misses a Sunday at a
> so-called Bible believing church.
> I also know that the "token" verse on the overhead screen is not enough to feed
> and nourish a Christian. It would be like living off of one green bean a week.
> It just doesn't work. A physical body would perish! What would one's spirit do
> with such a lack of nourishment?
> I can tell you the "fruit" of this particular church but it would not be "G"
> rated. I know because I have seen the "fruit" of this type of "church" ministry.
> You will know THEM by their fruit---plain and simple!!
> When the fruit is adultery and leaving the faith then you're not witnessing the
> which is so evident that it cannot be mistaken for
> flesh (sin nature).
> What is even more frightening is that I'm not just picking on this one church in
> any sense of the word and it's not the ONLY church in my city that is ignoring
> the Bible and having the same outcome.
> I know another Christian woman who attended a simuliar church very near by. We
> met for discipleship for over one year. She did not know who Judas was. This
> positively floored me. She has gone to church her entire life!! Her entire
> life!! The "Judas" example is only an example and certainly not the only bit of
> information that she lacked.
> I don't want to sling mud at anyone. I only want to wake up possibly one or two
> of you that might be spiritually asleep. You might be one of two that goes to
> church regularily and thinks that you are gaining spiritual strenght and
> Biblical knowledge. Yet, you might find that by getting into for
> yourself that there is a giant, huge, bigger than you yet know world of
> knowledge about our God, about our relation to Him, and about our very
> Please try. Please pick up your Bible regardless of how busy you are and read
> some of it.
> Side NOTE: The women I met with 2 weeks ago also freely admits that she doesn't
> know "how" to pray. How does she walk with the Lord? How does she know HIM or
> the things OF HIM? She doesn't read the Bible and never has, she doesn't pray
> and she no longer attends the game playing church that seemingly does not feed
> the flock. I can't understand how she "follows" Christ Jesus with no knowledge
> and no contact with Him.
> Praying for YOU, and I'm not just saying that,
Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the ground each morning Satan says, "Oh crud, she's up".