The Church, the 700 Club and Misplaced Priorities


What caused the Catholic Church to lose its dominance in Europe? What caused the Protestant Church in Europe to lose Europe to secularism? What are the mistakes being made today by the Church in the United States? I will explore the answer to these questions by bringing up the main causes that connect these same questions.

The answer to all three questions can be summed up partially by saying, they had misplaced priorities. The Catholic Church turned to ceremony and did less in the area of salvation and preaching the Gospel which was the calling given to the Church from the beginning by Jesus. Salvation does not just mean to save one’s soul, but to heal the sick and to make a person whole physically, spiritually and mentally. The Church turned away from healing sometime soon after the patriarchs like the Apostle Paul and all the others died and let people who were only in the Church to promote themselves take charge in many cases. As a result, the Catholic Church split and the Protestant Church also came into being. What was left of the Church as described in the book of Acts ceased to exist.

The Protestant Churches turned to ceremony, likewise in time and stopped listening to any further revelation God would try to give them. They became stale over time and then became concerned about how many people they could attract to grow their churches rather than placing the Gospel at the forefront of their thoughts. Many churches remained effective through the decades, but it has really been a slow death just as described in the Book of Revelation when the seven churches were written to by John. Each church described represents a period of time the Church has gone through these last two millennia. The last church, (the church of the Laodiceans) represents today’s Church as a whole, and Jesus says if it does not change, he will spit this Church out of his mouth.

Now, what are the misplaced priorities plaguing the Church in the United States, today? The Church here has lost its moral compass. It has let the United States decline to moral degradation of extreme magnitude without standing up against it. As a result, with this country on the verge of collapse due to judgment from God, The Church does not even recognize the true problem this nation has. They see a major threat to this country and think praying for a solution to this threat is what they need to do, but never realize they are not getting to the root of the problem.

I heard a few days ago Pat Robertson of the 700 Club express his great concern over the expanding threat of ISIS. He called for prayer by the television audience against this threat. He was missing the boat just as the mainstream Church in the United States is missing the boat. He thinks ISIS is the threat, but never realized that it is the Church being unrepentant in this country as being the problem. ISIS is a threat because this nation will not repent and turn back to God. The ISIS threat exists, because God has called them to be a threat to this nation. Therefore, God will not answer their prayer to stop ISIS. Pat Robertson does not understand, and the Church as a whole does not understand. They have their priorities wrong.

What the 700 Club needs to be doing is to help lead this nation as a whole to repentance. They need to recognize that all that is befalling us today is because this nation has moved too far away from God. These problems are upon us because we have abandoned God in this nation, and God has called for all of these things to come upon us to destroy us. The people of the kingdom of Judah did not listen to God through Jeremiah, and the 700 Club and the Church are not listening, today. If they do not start help leading this country back to God now, then this nation is most likely doomed.

So, the Church can continue to have the same priorities it has had for so many decades, and it can continue to turn a deaf ear toward what God says is sin. They can let the moral degradation in this nation continue to increase and never lift a finger against it, or it can finally take a stand. If it refuses to get up out of its comfort zone,  and continues to allow the threat of losing its Tax Exempt Status to stop it from acting, then there will be nothing to stop the United States and its freedoms from being completely wiped out in a few short months to come.

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