Many claim to love Jesus but hate His church. Is this Biblical or logical?
We are living in the age that has seem the rise of licenses and the decline of responsibility.
Today many people seem to be looking desperately for some type of Utopia in which there is happiness without any responsibility.
Many children expect their parents to support them or their children and rebel at the idea of putting forth any effort to honor their parents or improve and maintain a home of their own.
Some younger people even expect allowances and cars, the latest fad clothing and yet, they refuse to Submit to their parents in love.
Young men and women want the satisfaction of a meaningful relationship with each other but refuse to marry. Many are co-habituating instead.
Many of those who do marry want security of marriage but decide that the rest of making it work is too much the answer I’d divorce instead of working together to secure their marriage.
Many who marry decide they want children and then decide they don’t want to be tied down with responsibility. Then comes abortion.
In the spiritual realm, this Atticus has fostered contradictory activity.
Sales of religious publications, books and music are skyrocketing but at the same time church attendance is non-existed.
This attitude has fostered contradictory talk. Like.
- I’m not into organized religion
- My home is my church.
Many say they go to a church or have a pastor but never go and never even speak to their pastor.
Jesus Yes, Church No
Obviously they don’t understand the church.
Jesus is a relationship not a religion. If you don’t get into the Bible. You will never have a relationship with Jesus.
If we love Jesus, we will obey His commandments.
(1John 2;3-6) says “Now by this we know that know Him,” if we keep His command. He who says, “I know Him,” and doesn’t keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in Him. But whoever keeps his word, says he abides in Him ought to walk just as Jesus did.
(1 John 5;2-3) “By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love Gos and keep His commandments.” This love of God, is that we keep His commandments are not burdensome.
(1 John 8:28-32) Then Jesus said to the, “When you lift up the Son of Man, them you will know that I am He, and that I do nothing of Myself; but as my Father taught me.I speak these things.” “He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things to please Him.” As He spoke these words many believed Him. Then a Jesus said those who believe Him, “if you abide in My Word, you are my disciples indeed and you know the truth and the truth will set you free.”
This means it is a sin to say a Jesus, Yes. The church no.