Nathan Brewington, Chaplain
"Signs of the Times.....Good and Bad"
The need for a personal check on how we stand with God, is the most important thing we all need today and greater than ever before. I believe time is short for all of us. Yes, I know you've heard this before, but it needs repeating!
Churches today are more interested in entertainment, tithing, members who join their church and what they believe, if you go to church, gifts of the spirit, partying and the list goes on and on. All of this, instead of helping you get to know Jesus, God's Son and you having a personal relationship with Him.
Know where I'm going with this? Christians are to be examples to others by their lives and living out God's word, more than telling them how their church stands and what it believes. Hello folks....God's "people" are the church, not the building structure!
It's no wonder why people question church attendance being down. When was the last time someone from a church came to your house and talked to you, just to visit? How many in your church visits those who stopped coming to church? Christians seem to be more about going to church, than going out and "being the church". Wow, that's rough Nathan...but the truth hurts! When was the last time you went out, just to visit those around you? What are you not doing now, that you used to do? Has your light gone out or are you just more afraid of how people will react to you? It's never going to be popular living the life God wants you to live...one of the costs of being a true Christian.
It's hard to find a church today that sings the old songs! Even harder to find one where they're preaching God's word with truth, because they're more afraid of hurting someone's feelings than anything else. There's lots of entertainment, to attract the crowds and satisfy the human nature, but that's not what it's all about. Lots of news about what people want to hear, instead of what God's word says. The truth of the matter is that the answer lies in applying the word, not just hearing it. If anyone tells you it's easy to live the Christian life, they are not preparing you to do so!
Let's start fulfilling God's word....get out and "be the church", that's who we are!
As always, I'm here if you need to talk. Come by, call or write....I will answer! God's blessings to us all!
Your Chaplain and friend to the end,
Nathan S. Brewington, Jr.
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