We hear from people who say that where they go to church the teaching is shallow. They are overwhelmed with self-help and pop-psychology sessions, but hear very little Bible teaching; there is no meat of the word.
The Bible admonishes us to study the word of God (2 Tim. 2:15) and preach the word even when it cuts to the heart (2 Tim. 4:2-4). We must dig into Scripture because it has power to save souls (Rom. 1:16)
Many churches are trying to outdo each other in appealing to the masses with modern facilities designed to put on a performance instead of study God’s word. They are concerned with “atmosphere” and branding, not mining the Scripture for truth that exposes sin. They are more focused on this world, not the next.
If Jesus were on earth today and went into many modern churches, He would be overturning a lot of tables… or trashing drum sets and smashing guitars. Modern churches have made a mockery of worship and is more pagan than Christian.
There is a solution – get back to the Bible as the sole authority (Matt. 28:18). Do not add to or take from (Rev. 22:18, 19) and be satisfied with the simple religion of Christ revealed in the New Testament (Col. 3:17). This is our aim: to be serious Bible students and have enriching classes.
Newton church of Christ, Newton, NC (near Hickory, Conover, Catawba, Denver, Lake Norman, Sherrills Ford – North Carolina)