If you never visit A Little Leaven again, visit this once and take the ‘Pop Quiz’. The Curator has done a good job of exposing the pathetic and meaningless wastes of time that are passed off as Biblical preaching in many of the bigger churches in America.
Now his findings about the preaching going on in churches stands in stark contrast with this survey about the health of churches which said in part:
While enhancing the health of Christian churches was listed as the lowest priority among Americans (44 percent), evangelicals listed it among their highest priorities in changes that need to be addressed.
It seems rather strange that those in the pews care about the health of churches and yet they tolerate the sort of preaching that is exposed by Leaven. Mostly it appears that the survey is telling us nothing new, but you’ll have to decide on your own.
In other news…from August 17, a story about a Christian being kicked out of…are you ready?…Israel! And yet, they keep asking for money from Christians–have you seen that show on INSP where the rabbi begs Christians for money so he can help Jews from around the world return to Israel? (His name is Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein.) Imagine, that!
Meanwhile, in other parts of the world, Muslims are still threatening Christians with violence. It’s really not hard to figure out what’s going on. Some churches are being persecuted because they hold fast to the truth of Christ (Middle East Christians) and others are dying because they are clinging to pathetic lies and powerless preaching (North American Christians).
When will the Church in America wake up and realize that it is in great need of the truth? When will the church realize that it is in great need of a revival in the pulpit? I wonder if the people who are concerned about the health of the church (in the survey) are at all concerned about preaching?
1In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 3For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. (1 Timothy 4:1-5)