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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thoughtful Thursday: Church Feel Good

"There was a time when people went to church, heard the truth, and wept over their sins.
Today…people go to church, hear a motivational speech and ignore their sins."
Would you want to go to the doctor and have him say “Keep doing what you’re doing and have a nice day” and then send you on your way?  Well, of course not…we would be looking for a new doctor.  We go to the doctor because we know that there is something wrong or at least believe that there may be and we want him to tell us how to fix it.  We may not always receive the diagnosis or treatment that we like…but it is necessary if we want to have our health improve.
Why would we treat church any differently?  Sin is a sickness.  And just like most sicknesses, it  can be diagnosed and then subsequently treated.  
So why is it that most believers would rather attend a church where they hear a Sunday morning motivational speech and leave with nothing more than a false sense of “feel good”?  It seems that we’d rather be lied to so that we continue to feel good about the sinful things that we are doing, rather than hearing truth, recognizing, repenting, and forsaking those sinful things. 
Truth is hard.  Truth hurts.  But John 8:32 says “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

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