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I don’t remember the last time I went to church since I can read the Bible and view church sermons on my phone, but staunch Christians may rebuke my acts since the ideal worship happens inside the temple and attending a church is like a mandatory norm that cannot be disputed. As a Christian, I believe going to church is a good thing, but we also need to recognize the fact that our worldly ways and twisted cultural practices are setting the trends and agenda in our church today hence the title confused modern Christians.
In the book of Corinthians Chapter 10:23-28, all things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. 24 Let no one seek his own, but each one the other’s well-being. 25 Eat whatever is sold in the meat market, asking no questions for conscience’ sake; 26 for “the earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness.” 27 If any of those who do not believe invites you to dinner, and you desire to go, eat whatever is set before you, asking no question for conscience’ sake. 28 But if anyone says to you, “This was offered to idols,” do not eat it for the sake of the one who told you, and for conscience’ sake; for “the earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness.
Nowadays, the church is like a puppet filled with confused modern Christians. Pastors and church leaders always struggle to remain relevant with the changing society so that they can gain more followers. For example, nudity and sensational digital stories are the best marketing strategy and churches are adapting this particular culture in promoting their events and campaigns. Believe you me, this happens every weekend in our churches but we are blinded by the cross hanging on the altar.
No difference between church and modern culture
The first person I saw dressed in skinny jeans was a gospel musician and the trend has grown to an extent that gospel artists are confused with socialites. In addition, the only group of people who complain or polarize bloggers to write crap about the church is gospel artists and renowned churches. The self-proclaimed big churches want to have the best musicians, topnotch celebrities and respected guest speakers. This has made church leaders to carryout market surveys to find out what religious consumers want and then like any other successful business they change the ancient doctrines of faith and time-tested worship practice for whatever doctrines and styles are fashionable.
Rose Mwangi, a lecturer at Daystar University writes, “In trying to be relevant to the world; the church has ended up developing a cultural region which loses its relevance to sinful man because it offers nothing more than what culture already offers and culture has better quality.”
What Christians should do
Ideally, the church is above culture. The church is supposed to transform people’s way of life in the world by spreading the gospel. The teachings should be rooted in the Bible so that a religious civilization becomes a reality in the world. However, technology and science is taking over making the larger majority confused because people don’t know what to believe in.
The book of Mathew provides,”You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
According to the Bible, Christians are supposed to transform the world and not get shadowed by worldly things like culture and globalization. However, if the Bible is ignored, confused modern Christians will be my topic in every article I publish.
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True. We need to recapture the distinctiveness of the Church as scripturally decreed.
Reply Vateta June 2, 2016 at 11:23 am
i cant agree more. The moral values should be from the Bible and the Biblical teachings
Reply Staff writer February 15, 2017 at 1:34 pm
Yes Juma, people still ignore the power of the Bible and the message
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Reply Lenora Kostelecky January 31, 2017 at 12:06 pm
Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular post! It is the little changes that will make the most important changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!
Reply Staff writer February 15, 2017 at 1:36 pm
Thank you for reading. Your comment is highly appreciated
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Reply Staff writer February 15, 2017 at 1:38 pm
Thank you for reading my story. Your comment is inspiring for me and highly appreciated
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