We are a community of Christ followers demonstrating the Great Commandment, with a mission to build the church for the work of ministry. Discipling each member to be a minister, to engage in the Great Commission.
Many preachers stand behind a pulpit and instead of declaring, “Thus saith the Lord,” they pronounce, “Try whatever you like” Why we stand and where we stand makes all the difference in the world.
Paul states, “But know this that in the last days grievous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, railers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good, traitors, headstrong, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God; holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power therefore. From these also turn away” (2 Timothy 3:1-5).
Paul’s last statement that, “holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power therefore. From these also turn away.” Paul is not talking here about the pagan world, else he would have said, ‘ungodliness’ but instead, it is addressed to the Church. And the thing our churches are most interested in today is attendance at meetings. Another gospel has replaced the Gospel, and it is one that pretends to meet the needs of someone, but in effect, does not meet any of their needs at all.
Thinking the right thoughts about God cannot be overestimated. There is scarcely any error in historical Biblical doctrine or failure in Christian practice that is not traceable back to imperfect, incorrect and unworthy thoughts about God. All of our correct and righteous actions result from Godly thoughts about Him and almost all of our wrong actions are rooted in imperfect thoughts about God. Wrong thoughts about who God is invariably lead to wrong actions. We would go so far as to say that the presence of wrong thoughts about God is actually idolatry, for wrong thoughts about God are slanderous to His character.