What is the church’s goal?

I think the church has lost sight of what is important to a huge degree. The focus seems to be to draw people to the church. To get butts in the seats. To cater to and make comfortable the world so they will stay

But that isn’t what scripture teaches us. It doesn’t say go make converts. Bring them in and make them happy.

It says make disciples teaching them all I have commanded you.

Yet so often we soften what was commanded or leave it out all together in fear that Jesus will be rejected because if it. The problem is the. You don’t have christians you have people sitting there thinking they are going to heaven when in fact they are headed for hell.

Doesn’t it break your heart when you read not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord. Will enter the kingdom of heaven.

How many people were told say this prayer and you are saved and are now headed for hell? How many believe all they have to do is talk to the sky and say the name of Jesus and they are saved but are actually headed to hell?

It’s is so sad. We need to disciple. THAT has to be the goal. Not just get them in but teach them. Teach them what is important and stop acting like if you smile at someone that is you showing them who Jesus is. We should absolutely show the world love but that isn’t going to save them.

We do have to actually share the real gospel. The hard gospel. You are a wretched sinner in need of a savior needs to be part of that gospel. God loved us not because of how great we are but despite how wretched we are. We can only love him because he first loved us. He loved us when we were his enemies. He died for us when we still hated him.

God came to earth and loved as a man. The perfect life. He died as a sacrifice for our sins. The only sacrifice that could wash away our sins. Animal sacrifice was always meant to point to Christ. They never took away sin they just covered it. But Jesus. Rich in mercy died for us so that if we turn to him and accept that he is Lord. He is God and boss of us. He will wash away our sin and give us the title of adopted.

It’s all about him. We need to know him. If we love him we will dig in and find out who he is as he has told us and how he wants us to live.

Dig in my friends. Be discipled and talk about Jesus. Test everything by the word. If it doesn’t line up then chuck it out.

Dig in deep my friends.

Love you

LeaFiore

By Take me to Eternity

I am a God fearing mother of two. A wife to a wonderful husband. A crafter of junk. A baker. And anything the LORD puts in my path.

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