Why can’t we find character/personal integrity in the church any more?
You know I have to confess, I have never seen a day and age like we are in know. where members of the church are void of character and personal integrity. They practice and tolerate immorality. Rev 21 vs 8 AMP says But as for the cowards and unbelieving and abominable (who are devoid of character and personal integrity and practice or tolerate immorality), and murderers, and sorcerers (with intoxicating drugs), and idolaters and occultists (who practice and teach false religions), and all the liars (who knowingly deceive and twist truth), their part will be the lake that blazes with fire and brimstone, which is the second death”. Now we have to understand that when God tells us to live and conduct ourselves a certain way, the ability and grace to do it have also been given to us. This becomes a problem when we reject the word and give ourselves to the cravings and gratifications of our fleshly desires. God will never tell us to do what he has not graced us with the ability to do.
I did a video once about the issue of immorality in the church and I had a lady tell me to chill and that if I can find a church where they are no immorality issues such as fornication or adultery she would pay me 500 dollars. What she doesn’t understand is we have slowly accepted that attitude (worldly culture) as the norm and it’s not the quality of a kingdom citizen. we have not been called to condone things, we have been called to obey his word. No excuses here. As born again Christians, we have been given a manual, an instruction manual on how to live and conduct ourselves in the kingdom. Now if God says in his written word 1 Corinthians 6 vs 18 AMP, Run away from sexual immorality ( in any form, whether thought or behavior, whether visual or written). Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the one who is sexually immoral sins against his own body. We should follow through and do what he instructed and stop acting like whips because we have allowed the culture of the world creep into the churches.
The devil is against anything God is for, it all started in the beginning when he deceived Eve to eat the forbidden fruit to become like God. The devil knows God is for marriage and the family unit because it represents the Kingdom agenda and God’s will on earth. To disrupt the family unit, he attacks marriages, I have never seen such attack on families like today, I look left and right and hear news of infidelity, divorce and all manner of evil devices going on in the church and the worse thing is Christian leaders and members have accepted it as the norm. We are not judging the acts and behaviors of our members because they financially support the church or ministry to which we belong and so we compromise and not hold people accountable for their actions. so we have deacons in churches that live a lifestyle of continuous adultery but they climb up the pulpits to lead prayers and preach the word to God’s people. such hypocrisy! That’s the same spirit that was operating in Judas Iscariot(the one that betrayed the master).
I honestly think church leaders that refuse to take action and hold these leaders accountable for their actions will face greater damnation like our lord Jesus said in Luke 20 vs 45 -47. Let’s start a crusade to sanctify the marriage beds, save marriages, prevent people from going to hell and prevent the consequences of not obeying the word of the living God.