This is an excerpt from a new book I’m writing called “Basically Evil” that deals with the issues mankind faces on a daily basis. Many as a result of an enemy that wants to kill us, but also by the results of those things man has created by his own evil nature. So, the thing I want to point out in this blog is that today there is this all-out effort to categorize congregations within churches through cultural politicization. Just like we have political classification going on by the activist left specifically designed to create cultural warfare. Many in the Church see this technique as a means to justify dividing us into specific congregant classes based on any cultural differences using the excuse that each has its own unique need when it comes to ministry.
The first thing we need to ask is how did Christ find ministering to the masses to be effective if He had to organize according to cultural differences among generations? He is the builder of the Church corporate all things are under His headship, and everything that appears righteous in its efforts is to be afforded Him. Math 16:18 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. We must keep in mind the rock He refers to here is the foundation of who He is, not who anyone else is. Math 16:15-17 15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. Jesus never bothered with taking a census of those attending His gatherings. He wasn’t concerned with such things as cultural divisions, it had no relevance in the fact that everyone who believed He was the Son of God would be saved.
So, pulpits who think that today’s cultural diversity is to be a resonant part of any ministry effort are just blindly focused upon worldly mannerisms, not a supernatural endowment. And this aspect of separating congregants according to cultural generations whether done by age or spiritual acuity is an abuse of one’s eternal position in Christ. Many churches have established a special service for those who are not so fond of this new style praise and worship, labeling it traditional and calling the new ministry manner modern or more contemporary. They get a few people to play the older style songs and music, leave the lights on, and a person to lead the service which only lasts an hour, and in some cases, a Pastor may be there to minister to them. All of it set in some out of the way place like the chapel or activity room so it doesn’t appear so innocuous.
These core congregants have purposely been made second class believers just because they are not into the new thing being done. One has to ask, is this the way Christ treats His own, taking those who have sacrificed time, money, and physical effort to by faith help build a ministry that now wants to replace them with those who are emotionally attached to this so-called new manner of ministry. A ministry mannerism I might add that has yet to prove it is any better at increasing the ranks than any that has historically come before it.
It’s no wonder we have a vast number of people who are no longer a part of the church they grew up in, in a spiritual sense. They have either left the ranks of the attending to set at home with their bibles and TV ministries, or they are among those who have been cabbed into a service designed to accommodate their narrow-minded view of ministry, as according to man’s leadership.