Are you aware of all the spiritual or psychological problems the majority of the Mainstream Church attendees in America are manifesting today? I learned in Seminary that church growth has been declining since the "1960's" when the "Me Generation" started to undermine the Humility of Christ concept as taught and maintained in the mainstream church at the time. This was when narcissism started replacing humility in the way we think, talk and transact with each other.
It was shocking news to me when I learned about church growth decline in Seminary because I wanted to be a foreign missionary in Indonesia ministering to some primitive tribe lost in the jungle. God quickly changed my mind after learning about this. I thought to myself, what business do I have going to a foreign country preaching the Gospel when we are not doing the job here? It's like, why go clean up someone else's backyard when our own is filthy? Our President is absolutely right when he says, "America First!".
I left Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1983 with the goal to find out why the mainstream church (the supposed Body of Christ) is not growing. Former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee went to this Seminary and knows exactly what I am talking about in my thesis describing the reasons for church growth decline. His daughter Sarah Huckabee Sanders was our White House Press Secretary. She now has joined Fox News as a contributor to there news stories. Trump has endorsed her for Governor of Arkansas.I have a very strong admiration and respect for Brother Mike and his daughter Sarah. Mike, Sarah and I KNOW that God's hand is on Donald Trump. It's a miracle he beat the betting odds of 85% chance he would lose to Hillary to become President. We will support our President and his vision for the future of our country as we participate in this Men's Mentoring Ministry.
The mainstream church is afraid to mention the name of Trump in their church for fear of losing members. In other words, the loss of these member's financial support is more important to them than speaking the truth about seeing God's hand on President Trump. The Apostle Paul said that church leaders in the latter days would deny the power of the Holy Spirit. Most Church leaders are devoid of the Holy Spirit and cannot recognize the Holy Spirit at work today. This is why they do not see God's hand at work on President Trump. I have deep convictions concerning this issue and is one of the major motivating factors in my effort to get this Men's Ministry up and running to expose the weaknesses in the mainstream church today. Most church leaders have become spiritually blind as ministers of the Gospel. The mainstream church has left its first love and in dire need of revival.
It took me a very long time to finally admit to myself that the "Mainstream Protestant Church" has actually left it's first love as the Apostle John said it would. I was in DENIAL until finally I could no longer lie to myself when addressing the terminal illness of hypocrisy and narcissism that is destroying the Body of Christ. I wish you KNEW how much this grieves my heart, but, not near as much as it grieves Jesus' heart. Read Isaiah 53:3
Let's humble ourselves and pray that we open the eyes of our soul and face our sins (mistakes) with remorse, confession and repentance in order to revive and save the Body of Christ from the terminal illness of hypocrisy and narcissism.
I have written a 30 point thesis posted on this website on what God has revealed to me as being the main reasons for the decline in church growth and it's moral decay. I believe more points will be added, enhanced and clarified as we work together as a team to study this problem and find ways to confront and correct them in the future. Martin Luther came up with 95 points of corruption in the Roman Catholic Church at the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Now we can clearly see that the Protestant Church has repeated history again by falling away from our first love.
Jesus was the most open minded person who ever lived. I want to be like Him in my objectivity in solving these complex problems that plague the Body of Christ today. Don't you? Please let me know if you agree or disagree with any of these points. I am very open to your input. Click on the THESIS tab to gain access to my thesis pages.
Besides Jesus, there is only one person who is more transparent than me and that is President Donald Trump...I say this in jest. We cannot deny that our President is very transparent when expressing WHAT'S REALLY ON HIS MIND...
I would be most grateful if you would take the time to read my Thesis in its entirety and give me a call and let me know what you think. I do not take credit for what you read. God helped me write down the words of my thesis for you to eat and digest. You can reach me on my cell phone. My number is 321-987-0801.
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