Why, The Continual Hemorrhaging of
There are some Christians who will quickly admit that the Church is in
trouble in the area of righteousness.
At the same time they will also be quick to admit that many
fellowships are obviously having an impact on their communities, in the sense of
drawing people to their services, and getting these people into, what they refer
to as "worshiping God."
However, the problem that overshadows every area of success in our Churches
is a hemorrhage of Righteousness.
On this web site I am hoping to present my views and hope they are pondered
on. Your input would be appreciated.
My intent is to meld the biblical doctrine of the second coming of Christ
with the biblical doctrine of holiness. From my perspective, they are
It is my understanding that our views on holiness and the second coming of
Christ are the main motivation in the NT Church. Presently, the doctrines of
Holiness and Christ's presence are both under attack in the majority of the
fellowships and popular doctrines.
The bible has several passages where homosexual activity is presented as
being an abomination. It also has numerous passages where the thought that very
young children are innocent is either promoted or inferred.
The sacrificing of Children was common among the religions of the world in
Old Testament times. In connection with this was God's condemnation of Israel
for doing this very thing. It is referred to as killing the innocent.
Today, in the main, the Church has lost its voice relative to the killing of
babies, (or the innocent), through abortion. The same goes for their
absence in the Homosexual debate. There is no argument against the fact the
respect for human life is in a very fast descending spiral, but where is the
Church? Take a look at the Web sites of various Christian Churches and
organizations. Those I have perused are short on doctrine, etc. They do not dare
(It is not a matter of terrible persecution, or because of a death threat.
It is rather because of convenience. Churches do
not want to lose their 5013c status.)
Christians are to lay down their lives for their friends, as Christ did for
us. Christians, according to the bible have life ever lasting and have no fear
of death. They are more than willing to take a stand and be a witness against
evil, even to the point of giving their life while doing so.
Does the homosexual life style shorten ones life by 20 years, on the
average? In the first place, are the acts of homosexuality, indecent? Are their reasons to believe that the Homosexual activists
have their sights on recruiting Children into their form of behavior? I would
say yes to these questions.
What about the terrible moral dilemma facing the pro-life community in the
area of embryonic stem cell research and cloning? (Click on the high lighted
words to go to related and supporting articles.)
In the not to distant future there will be babies raised in
containers after having been born by being brought to term via artificial uteruses, until their organs, and other body parts can be harvested. Future generations will
be able to send in a small sample of their own flesh, which will be used to
create a clone of their own person. This clone will be held in a comatose state
as an insurance policy. If a person who has invested in this form of insurance
ever needs some body part replaced, an exact match is ready made and will be
readily available.. There will be huge conservatories filled with clones, used
for nothing more than an insurance policy. They well be well cared for in
accurate climate controlled dormitories, filled with small cubicles, and fed via
tubes where very little human labor will be required. Eventually, when the
ability to freeze
them perfectly has been attained they will be held in that state
indefinitely. This will reduce the cost and the insurance premiums will go down
accordingly. These things are in the planning and can happen.
Do you have a voice? Are you your brother's keeper? Those clones will be
your kin and if you are silent today you will be held accountable. Are you
willing to face this kind of a judgment before God?
Again - Where is the Church? In the main Churches
have become incorporated government entities. By incorporating they
have placed the government as their legislating and regulating authority. This
means that they have become pawns of the state and no longer free to speak out
on political issues, other then in a very restricted area.
Any Church that has aligned them selves against abortion or homosexuality
and is associated with other fellowships, and who pass out literature or speak
out against abortion or homosexuality, are doing so in violation of the law.
They can be arraigned in court on the same basis as organized crime. It is not
against the law to have a non-incorporated church. Un-incorporated Churches can
flex their political muscle and can lobby, lawfully.
Do you attend an incorporated Church? If so, you will be a party to the
evils portrayed above and will have no excuse before God.
Is Jesus Here? Did He return? If not why not? Are you thinking you can just
set around and wait until he returns to fix all of the evil and not be held
accountable. This frame of mind is producing a terrible hemorrhage of
Do you think that just because you or others have had a one time moment of
faith that you and they will now go on into heaven no matter how you live? Do
you think that because of Calvary none of us who say we believe ever have to
worry about sin any more for it will not keep us out of heaven? To think this is
another reason why there is such a terrible hemorrhage of righteousness in our
families, communities and nations.
Jesus is here and we must walk in holiness. We must obey God and actively
take a stand against sin.
Vern Manson Tuesday, August 07, 2001