"For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect." ~ Matthew 24:24
Have you ever heard of a sincere preacher, pastor, teacher or anyone in your life span who has ever given you anything without a price? Has anyone ever asked you how you are doing and meant it? Have you ever felt truly loved, regardless of who you are, how much money you have or where you originated from, as in race, creed, nationality?
You may wondering right now about the true purpose of the relationship you have with who you live with, are married to, or work for, right? If you are, that's good! You see, life isn't about who you're with, it's about who you are. And who you are determines who you are with. You know, we are judged by the company we keep.
"They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law, against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law. Jesus said to the crowd: "When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, It's going to rain, and it does. And when the south wind blows, you say, "It's going to be hot, and it is. Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don't know how to interpret this present time (Luke 12:53-56)?"
THE FALLING AWAY
We've seen the effects of evangelism in the western world, but have we truly witnessed redemption and rebirth? How have the remnant church revealed their identity to the nations? The answer is, with complacency, idolatry, lies, sexual immorality, betrayal, apostasy, heresies, and all many of evil.
The modern day churches have indeed corrupted themselves by commingling Scripture with the evil agenda of evangelical associations nationwide and worldwide. Kingdoms past, and present have now corrupted themselves with the same ambition of worldwide domination which only seeks to serve self. When like-minded people meet, that's all there needs to be; we then have a series of meetings, decisions, choices made with self in mind, and the church falls away.
The Bible says, "Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by the streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither---- whatever they do prospers (Psalm 1:1-3)."
Here's why the unchurched stands a better chance at redemption:
And he said,"truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 18:3)."
You see, in order to become a better person you must realize that you need to be better. Unless you realize that you need to change, you will continue to be the same person. This is why most adults don't change, and why they remain stagnant thinking the same thing, and doing the same things. Pride is a stupid sin. It hits you right in the face, talks to you, even smiles at you and you still welcome it. Why? Because your heart is evil and corrupt. Hence, the need for a Savior, the need for salvation, a changed heart and mind. It is easier for children or people with a childlike heart and mind (not to mistake feebly mindedness and ignorance with humility or a meek spirit), to say I'm sorry, and feel bad about what they do. A meek spirited person, truly desires to do what's right in order to live in peace and not grieve the spirit of another. This is rare, right? Yes, indeed. For most people love to be right, and hold on to the thought of being right, and unfortunately miss opportunities to purge themselves of ill thoughts, and damaging behavior. The result is a heart condition, that which occurs on a spiritual level, then takes over the body in the form of physical ailments.
The mind becomes unstable with dis-ease. Dis-ease comes in the form of regret, compromise, lying to self and others, low self-worth, lack, powerlessness, blindness, muteness, and insolence. These are all subtle sins, which springs up out of pure disbelief and disobedience. Thus, we become stricken with diseases, the penalty for habitual sins. We see these diseases have now taken on names such as Cancer, HIV, Diabetes, Hypertension, Stroke, Heart Attacks, Drug Addiction, Endocrine disorders such as Thyroid issues (affecting energy, and weight control), Sexual addictions in the form of homosexuality, pornography, adultery, and fornication. You see, the evil heart gives birth to all that is evil. This is why there is rarely true re-birth because mankind is known to compromise and straddle the fence.
Jesus replied, "very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again (John 3: 3)."
So, as you might have guessed, there is some work to do on your part, in order to be free from the bondage of your sins. However, this is easier said than done. But God is a patient God. He does however require your obedience, clean hands and a pure heart. For god searches the heart of all mankind. He knows who truly desires to live a life pleasing to him and who is worthy of his grace. It is the one who repents with their whole heart of their sins and who makes a 360 degree turn for the better, who receives a rebirth. There is no half-stepping God here. The only way to be redeemed is to call on the name of the Lord, repent of your sins, and profess the Lordship of Jesus Christ over your life. This gives Him full control to be in your heart and heal you from within. No drug can do this! "For whom the Son sets free is free indeed (John 8:36)."
So, now we can answer the question, "Why the Unchurched Stands a Better Chance at Redemption?" The answer is, the unchurched are often people who are desperate, willing and not indoctrinated solely by Scripture, and who don't depend on man to save them, but only by the Blood of the Lamb and word of their testimony. For is the Lord who comes to man and grants them forgiveness, not man. It is the Lord who saves, not man. You see, the church is a physical place but also a spiritual community of supposed like-minded people, who strictly follow the Lord and keep all of His commandments. Since no man can do that, the Lord allows man to choose freely his or her fate my observing their character, and deeds. It is not by force that one is brought to salvation and is redeemed but by God's grace, and a willing heart to repent of evil in order to be transformed. The church family comes after, not before.
However, in today's churches we are made to believe that the church is responsible for bringing people to the Lord and that is completely false! The church family is merely one large support group with fellow sinners who by grace and faith in Jesus Christ have come to repentance. No man does it on their own. And for these so called preachers and pastors to portray themselves as saviors is a heresy and is worthy of the curses written in the Bible, namely Deuteronomy 28, and Jeremiah 23. Hence, we are now witnessing before our eyes the "Falling Away of The Church," in exponential increments.
Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in the holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god. They will receive the blessing from the Lord and vindication from God their Savior (Psalm 24:3-5)."
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