Monday, July 17, 2017

My personal thought on current church

#还我教会 Personal reflection on church. (Posted 1 year ago)
And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.
Mark 6.5-6
He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. He was amazed at their lack of faith. Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village.
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
I personally feel that today we are "doing" church in a very wrong way. In Annual Meeting, we try to select people to represent particular group so that their voices can be heard. Not entirely wrong in a sense. But sometimes the voices are to control the the priest power and authority who genuinely wants to develop the spiritual and physical of the church.
We make decision based on finance but not faith. Although it is important to use and invest wisely by looking into our financial condition. But in church, we cannot ignore the aspect of faith and also compassion.
Churches today lost its faith and compassion. We concern how money is used. Even when it is used to help the poor, to train future leaders, it got questioned by people "Why spend a lot?" and forgetting that money have been given to Church. People show concerns by words and not action and they got the applaud by saying the right thing and not doing the right thing.
There is a new wave of ministry that caused by this situation that entangles people of faith. Jesus just leave an assembly that doesn't have faith.
If an assembly doesn't want to please God with their faith, is it worth to stay on? How long will institutional churches can last?
Sometimes I feel so guilty and as sinful that we just build the church, solve church problems where if the people don't repent or change the problem can never be solved, and have totally ignored the salvation of others, the welfare of neighbors and to build the next generation to prepare to face spiritual challenges.


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