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Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by iliyande(m): 6:08am On Aug 28, 2016
"Death is not a topic we enjoy. Death of churches is not a topic I enjoy," "You see, I love the local church. I love it despite it's flaws, sins, and hypocrisies. Jesus loves me despite my flaws, sins, and hypocrisies."

Sadly, too many churches are dying today. As a concerned Christian, there are need to share with congregations what they must avoid being to be able to survive.

The Ex-Bible Church

The first type of churches doomed to fail is the ex-Bible church. "These churches have abandoned the truths of the Scripture. A few are explicit in their denials. But many just give lip service to the Bible,".

Congregations belonging to ex-Bible churches do not study Scripture, and those pastors do not handle biblical texts. Sadly, the Word of God has no power in this kind of churches.

Dress and Appearance

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? … The temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 1 Corinthians 3:16–17.

Many churches today will say, "Well, God looks on the heart. God doesn't care what you look like on the outside. God just looks on the heart." That is true. God does look on the heart, but man cannot see the heart. Man can only see the outer. Not only that, the outer appearance is usually a pretty good indicator of what is in a person's heart. Although it is possible to look right on the outside and be wrong on the inside, it is well nigh impossible to look right on the outside and be right on the inside. What is on the outside comes from the inside. That is why Jesus said, "out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh" (Matthew 12:34). Granted, a man could say the right things, and have a wrong heart, but a man who had a right heart would never say the wrong things. So the outer appearance is the only indicator that man has that someone is right with God, right in their heart. So God does care how we look. Not only does God care how we look, there are rules in the Bible for both men and women that should govern our appearance.

Now, whenever you start to talking about these rules, the women are always the first ones to complain, because there are more rules for the women than there are for the men. And I often wonder why the Bible has all these rules for the women and very few rules for the men, and the reason why is because men and women are made differently. I know that is not a "politically correct" thing to say, but it is none the less true. God made man and women differently.

Men are stimulated by sight. This is why Jesus told the men of His day, "whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart" (Matthew 5:28). Men are stimulated by sight. Men are always attracted to a lady, physically, before they are connected to her emotionally. In fact, they don't even want to pursue the possibility of an emotional relationship, if the physical attraction isn't there.

Club Church

Members in these churches see their membership as perks and privileges. They want their styles of music, their worship service times, their types of architecture, and their preferred lengths of sermons. They pay their dues, so they should get their benefits."

Bad Words

These are the churches where bullies go unchecked, where personnel committees and boards work in darkness, and where gossip and backstabbing are common. These churches expend most of their energy on bad words. They thus don't have the time or energy to share the good news.

Churches That Fail to Forgive

Members in the church often turn to the Pastor for prayer, advice, and comfort when facing a divorce. They are shocked when the prayer, advice, and comfort are not forthcoming. Instead they receive a shunning from the Pastor and other members of the church. Thinking the situation will improve they stay a while longer but are eventually forced to leave by the social pressures applied. In other cases they are directly told to attend some other church.

The Bible clearly teaches that the Spirit-filled Christian can at times succumb to temptation and fall short. The truth is that every born again Christian still has sins of pride, coveting, dishonesty, etc. Repentance should be accepted by the Pastor, but much of the time it is not. The Pastor simply asks the member to leave. This is strictly contrary to Scripture. God's warning to Pastors is very clear.

JAMES 3:1 My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.

My hope and prayer is that God should deliver these churches from their "death throes," too many churches are already dying.


#tosinjay ...

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Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by mercichoco(f): 6:20am On Aug 28, 2016
Op good points, but the church is just a name, the real church is in the heart. The man who does the will the God is the child of Aod.

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Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by prettyesther20: 6:25am On Aug 28, 2016
Do not judge or condemn.
leave it for God.

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Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by iliyande(m): 6:31am On Aug 28, 2016
All that is written up there are biblical, not personal!

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Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by thesicilian: 7:08am On Aug 28, 2016
prettyesther20:
Do not judge or condemn.
leave it for God.
He's not judging. He's saying the truth based on Biblical evidence.

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Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by kwaso2(m): 10:52am On Aug 28, 2016
mercichoco:
Op good points, but the church is just a name, the real church is in the heart. The man who does the will the God is the child of Aod.
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Am sorry, for following up with u on this: I also believe that the church is in the hrt. That is a gospel for a Christian in a Church. But for the Christian that live an every day life, (coughs), I feel the inkling of anyhow dressing is deliberately pushed to weaken the moral strength of the church. Point blank; dressing is an expression of the heart. Me, I have worshiped in both the Orthodox, Pentecostal and charismatic, even the 'special sect', truth be told, if u have an interview, am sure u would be careful to address as u want to be addressed. Even an individual bring interviewed for d post of a DJ, even dress corporate to impress the employers. We cannot even isolate a Christian from a secular person any longer cos of liberality. .
Christianity is not by force. If one wants to worship God, do such with fear and decency

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Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by tosinjay(m): 12:40pm On Aug 28, 2016
iliyande:
"Death is not a topic we enjoy. Death of churches is not a topic I enjoy," "You see, I love the local church. I love it despite it's flaws, sins, and hypocrisies. Jesus loves me despite my flaws, sins, and hypocrisies."

Sadly, too many churches are dying today. As a concerned Christian, there are need to share with congregations what they must avoid being to be able to survive.

The Ex-Bible Church

The first type of churches doomed to fail is the ex-Bible church. "These churches have abandoned the truths of the Scripture. A few are explicit in their denials. But many just give lip service to the Bible,".

Congregations belonging to ex-Bible churches do not study Scripture, and those pastors do not handle biblical texts. Sadly, the Word of God has no power in this kind of churches.

Dress and Appearance

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? … The temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 1 Corinthians 3:16–17.

Many churches today will say, "Well, God looks on the heart. God doesn't care what you look like on the outside. God just looks on the heart." That is true. God does look on the heart, but man cannot see the heart. Man can only see the outer. Not only that, the outer appearance is usually a pretty good indicator of what is in a person's heart. Although it is possible to look right on the outside and be wrong on the inside, it is well nigh impossible to look right on the outside and be right on the inside. What is on the outside comes from the inside. That is why Jesus said, "out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh" (Matthew 12:34). Granted, a man could say the right things, and have a wrong heart, but a man who had a right heart would never say the wrong things. So the outer appearance is the only indicator that man has that someone is right with God, right in their heart. So God does care how we look. Not only does God care how we look, there are rules in the Bible for both men and women that should govern our appearance.

Now, whenever you start to talking about these rules, the women are always the first ones to complain, because there are more rules for the women than there are for the men. And I often wonder why the Bible has all these rules for the women and very few rules for the men, and the reason why is because men and women are made differently. I know that is not a "politically correct" thing to say, but it is none the less true. God made man and women differently.

Men are stimulated by sight. This is why Jesus told the men of His day, "whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart" (Matthew 5:28). Men are stimulated by sight. Men are always attracted to a lady, physically, before they are connected to her emotionally. In fact, they don't even want to pursue the possibility of an emotional relationship, if the physical attraction isn't there.

Club Church

Members in these churches see their membership as perks and privileges. They want their styles of music, their worship service times, their types of architecture, and their preferred lengths of sermons. They pay their dues, so they should get their benefits."

Bad Words

These are the churches where bullies go unchecked, where personnel committees and boards work in darkness, and where gossip and backstabbing are common. These churches expend most of their energy on bad words. They thus don't have the time or energy to share the good news.

Churches That Fail to Forgive

Members in the church often turn to the Pastor for prayer, advice, and comfort when facing a divorce. They are shocked when the prayer, advice, and comfort are not forthcoming. Instead they receive a shunning from the Pastor and other members of the church. Thinking the situation will improve they stay a while longer but are eventually forced to leave by the social pressures applied. In other cases they are directly told to attend some other church.

The Bible clearly teaches that the Spirit-filled Christian can at times succumb to temptation and fall short. The truth is that every born again Christian still has sins of pride, coveting, dishonesty, etc. Repentance should be accepted by the Pastor, but much of the time it is not. The Pastor simply asks the member to leave. This is strictly contrary to Scripture. God's warning to Pastors is very clear.

JAMES 3:1 My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.

My hope and prayer is that God should deliver these churches from their "death throes," too many churches are already dying.

CC: Lalasticlala

#tosinjay ...
A wonderful piece... I'm still in search of that church i can find the word the biblical love defines to be agape. Agape. I last experienced a bit of it at childhood in SU(Scripture Union). This love being absent, all sorts of abnormalities are present.

Peter 4:18
And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

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Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by Pureheart91(m): 1:25pm On Aug 28, 2016
Would want to throw more light on ur last church(those that dont forgive)...we should be conscious abt dy word of God-sometimes one may be excommunicated from hs place of worship wid just reasons as cited in 1corinthias 5 vz1-13, 2 thess 3vz14, this shoudlnt be regarded as such church been unforgiven but Asides dis facts den ur explanation holds sway...God Bless You!

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Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by veekid(m): 4:40pm On Aug 28, 2016
Praise the Lord o
Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by Oches4me(m): 4:41pm On Aug 28, 2016
Christianity and madness they are 5&6.

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Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by sotall(m): 4:41pm On Aug 28, 2016
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Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by Nobody: 4:42pm On Aug 28, 2016

Jehovah's witnesses are the best.

Why?

They still fully believe that God's kingdom will bring the permanent solution to man's problem. Other churches want solution for now forgetting that they'll one day die and leave their wealth.

JW's also aren't freaked about offerings. They depend solely on the willing offerings of people and don't force anyone to pay tithe

The only message taught in jw is God's kingdom and how to achieve it

They're also good in unity, love and harmony


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Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by herzern1(m): 4:42pm On Aug 28, 2016
cool
Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by helphelp: 4:42pm On Aug 28, 2016
Churches are scam in this part of the world...

Who get change, make we setup one to defraud the gullible lots

*Just kidding*

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Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by MrCork: 4:42pm On Aug 28, 2016
iliyande:
"Death is not a topic we enjoy. Death of churches is not a topic I enjoy," "You see, I love the local church. I love it despite it's flaws, sins, and hypocrisies. Jesus loves me despite my flaws, sins, and hypocrisies."

Sadly, too many churches are dying today. As a concerned Christian, there are need to share with congregations what they must avoid being to be able to survive.

The Ex-Bible Church

The first type of churches doomed to fail is the ex-Bible church. "These churches have abandoned the truths of the Scripture. A few are explicit in their denials. But many just give lip service to the Bible,".

Congregations belonging to ex-Bible churches do not study Scripture, and those pastors do not handle biblical texts. Sadly, the Word of God has no power in this kind of churches.

Dress and Appearance

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? … The temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 1 Corinthians 3:16–17.

Many churches today will say, "Well, God looks on the heart. God doesn't care what you look like on the outside. God just looks on the heart." That is true. God does look on the heart, but man cannot see the heart. Man can only see the outer. Not only that, the outer appearance is usually a pretty good indicator of what is in a person's heart. Although it is possible to look right on the outside and be wrong on the inside, it is well nigh impossible to look right on the outside and be right on the inside. What is on the outside comes from the inside. That is why Jesus said, "out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh" (Matthew 12:34). Granted, a man could say the right things, and have a wrong heart, but a man who had a right heart would never say the wrong things. So the outer appearance is the only indicator that man has that someone is right with God, right in their heart. So God does care how we look. Not only does God care how we look, there are rules in the Bible for both men and women that should govern our appearance.

Now, whenever you start to talking about these rules, the women are always the first ones to complain, because there are more rules for the women than there are for the men. And I often wonder why the Bible has all these rules for the women and very few rules for the men, and the reason why is because men and women are made differently. I know that is not a "politically correct" thing to say, but it is none the less true. God made man and women differently.

Men are stimulated by sight. This is why Jesus told the men of His day, "whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart" (Matthew 5:28). Men are stimulated by sight. Men are always attracted to a lady, physically, before they are connected to her emotionally. In fact, they don't even want to pursue the possibility of an emotional relationship, if the physical attraction isn't there.

Club Church

Members in these churches see their membership as perks and privileges. They want their styles of music, their worship service times, their types of architecture, and their preferred lengths of sermons. They pay their dues, so they should get their benefits."

Bad Words

These are the churches where bullies go unchecked, where personnel committees and boards work in darkness, and where gossip and backstabbing are common. These churches expend most of their energy on bad words. They thus don't have the time or energy to share the good news.

Churches That Fail to Forgive

Members in the church often turn to the Pastor for prayer, advice, and comfort when facing a divorce. They are shocked when the prayer, advice, and comfort are not forthcoming. Instead they receive a shunning from the Pastor and other members of the church. Thinking the situation will improve they stay a while longer but are eventually forced to leave by the social pressures applied. In other cases they are directly told to attend some other church.

The Bible clearly teaches that the Spirit-filled Christian can at times succumb to temptation and fall short. The truth is that every born again Christian still has sins of pride, coveting, dishonesty, etc. Repentance should be accepted by the Pastor, but much of the time it is not. The Pastor simply asks the member to leave. This is strictly contrary to Scripture. God's warning to Pastors is very clear.

JAMES 3:1 My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.

My hope and prayer is that God should deliver these churches from their "death throes," too many churches are already dying.


#tosinjay ...


^^^^AntiChrist...
Are u a Muslim?((no oofense))
undecided
Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by Nobody: 4:43pm On Aug 28, 2016
Op you forgot the offering church.. The pastors buy private jets every year... grin grin
Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by tintingz(m): 4:43pm On Aug 28, 2016
What about the miracle monger church.
Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by MrCork: 4:44pm On Aug 28, 2016
Oches4me:
Christianity and madness they are 5&6.



^^^^another AntiChrist...are u a Muslim?((no oofense)) undecided

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Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by IMASTEX: 4:44pm On Aug 28, 2016
noted
Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by MrCork: 4:45pm On Aug 28, 2016
Pascalville:
Op you forgot the offering church.. The pastors buy private jets every year... grin grin


WOW..
another AntiChrist....are u a Muslim?
undecided

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Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by chimaobinelson(m): 4:46pm On Aug 28, 2016
another round of sermon i gues,u are nt d 1 to dectate their durability, but if you believ we are in d End time, why wud dey fail,since these are what to expect
Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by MrCork: 4:47pm On Aug 28, 2016
helphelp:
Churches are scam in this part of the world...

Who get change, make we setup one to defraud the gullible lots

*Just kidding*


^^^^dumbest AntiChrist so far!!(no oofense)) undecided

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Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by MrCork: 4:49pm On Aug 28, 2016
thesicilian:

He's not judging. He's saying the truth based on Biblical evidence.


^^^WOW AGAIN...another dumb antichrist(no oofense)) undecided

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Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by MrCork: 4:52pm On Aug 28, 2016
..ok..we can finaly conclude that the dumb threead wazz created to attract the dumbest of the dumbest antichrist on nairaland!!((SHAME)) undecided

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Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by Rapsowdee01(m): 4:53pm On Aug 28, 2016
Elijahrona2:


Jehovah's witnesses are the best.

Why?

They still fully believe that God's kingdom will bring the permanent solution to man's problem. Other churches want solution for now forgetting that they'll one day die and leave their wealth.

JW's also aren't freaked about offerings. They depend solely on the willing offerings of people and don't force anyone to pay tithe

The only message taught in jw is God's kingdom and how to achieve it

They're also good in unity, love and harmony




The same people that don't believe in jesus ? phew

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Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by Femich18(m): 4:54pm On Aug 28, 2016
Oches4me:
Christianity and madness they are 5&6.

Really? May God open the eyes of your heart....

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Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by Nobody: 4:54pm On Aug 28, 2016
MrCork:



WOW..
another AntiChrist....are u a Muslim?
undecided
too bad i dont believe in God or any super natural beings... Human re so daft that they re being duped. Offering... Does monetary offering floats to heaven angry ... Or are christains not meant to do burnt offering as sacrifice to God. undecided
Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by helphelp: 4:56pm On Aug 28, 2016
MrCork:



^^^^dumbest AntiChrist so far!!(no oofense)) undecided

Ordinary "offense" you can't spell

It's okay.
Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by Nobody: 4:59pm On Aug 28, 2016
MrCork:



^^^WOW AGAIN...another dumb antichrist(no oofense)) undecided
just stop causing trouble upandan undecided
Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by chuose: 4:59pm On Aug 28, 2016
[size=14pt]The most popular churches in Nigeria Preach MO₦EY, instead of Jesus! angry
And those that like to Prophesy Proph-Lie and yet could not see that Buhari is Islamic & has nothing upstairs.

Adeboye & Aladura come to mind! grin
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Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by 9jatatafo(m): 5:02pm On Aug 28, 2016
Judgement belongs to Jehovah GOD alone and HIM alone.

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Re: Types Of Churches That Are Doomed To Fail by MisterKings(m): 5:03pm On Aug 28, 2016
iliyande:
"Death is not a topic we enjoy. Death of churches is not a topic I enjoy," "You see, I love the local church. I love it despite it's flaws, sins, and hypocrisies. Jesus loves me despite my flaws, sins, and hypocrisies."

Sadly, too many churches are dying today. As a concerned Christian, there are need to share with congregations what they must avoid being to be able to survive.

The Ex-Bible Church

The first type of churches doomed to fail is the ex-Bible church. "These churches have abandoned the truths of the Scripture. A few are explicit in their denials. But many just give lip service to the Bible,".

Congregations belonging to ex-Bible churches do not study Scripture, and those pastors do not handle biblical texts. Sadly, the Word of God has no power in this kind of churches.

Dress and Appearance

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? … The temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 1 Corinthians 3:16–17.

Many churches today will say, "Well, God looks on the heart. God doesn't care what you look like on the outside. God just looks on the heart." That is true. God does look on the heart, but man cannot see the heart. Man can only see the outer. Not only that, the outer appearance is usually a pretty good indicator of what is in a person's heart. Although it is possible to look right on the outside and be wrong on the inside, it is well nigh impossible to look right on the outside and be right on the inside. What is on the outside comes from the inside. That is why Jesus said, "out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh" (Matthew 12:34). Granted, a man could say the right things, and have a wrong heart, but a man who had a right heart would never say the wrong things. So the outer appearance is the only indicator that man has that someone is right with God, right in their heart. So God does care how we look. Not only does God care how we look, there are rules in the Bible for both men and women that should govern our appearance.

Now, whenever you start to talking about these rules, the women are always the first ones to complain, because there are more rules for the women than there are for the men. And I often wonder why the Bible has all these rules for the women and very few rules for the men, and the reason why is because men and women are made differently. I know that is not a "politically correct" thing to say, but it is none the less true. God made man and women differently.

Men are stimulated by sight. This is why Jesus told the men of His day, "whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart" (Matthew 5:28). Men are stimulated by sight. Men are always attracted to a lady, physically, before they are connected to her emotionally. In fact, they don't even want to pursue the possibility of an emotional relationship, if the physical attraction isn't there.

Club Church

Members in these churches see their membership as perks and privileges. They want their styles of music, their worship service times, their types of architecture, and their preferred lengths of sermons. They pay their dues, so they should get their benefits."

Bad Words

These are the churches where bullies go unchecked, where personnel committees and boards work in darkness, and where gossip and backstabbing are common. These churches expend most of their energy on bad words. They thus don't have the time or energy to share the good news.

Churches That Fail to Forgive

Members in the church often turn to the Pastor for prayer, advice, and comfort when facing a divorce. They are shocked when the prayer, advice, and comfort are not forthcoming. Instead they receive a shunning from the Pastor and other members of the church. Thinking the situation will improve they stay a while longer but are eventually forced to leave by the social pressures applied. In other cases they are directly told to attend some other church.

The Bible clearly teaches that the Spirit-filled Christian can at times succumb to temptation and fall short. The truth is that every born again Christian still has sins of pride, coveting, dishonesty, etc. Repentance should be accepted by the Pastor, but much of the time it is not. The Pastor simply asks the member to leave. This is strictly contrary to Scripture. God's warning to Pastors is very clear.

JAMES 3:1 My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment.

My hope and prayer is that God should deliver these churches from their "death throes," too many churches are already dying.


#tosinjay ...

Bros all churches in this country are bound for hell. Ho Ha

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