Enid,Another profound reality is that while these type of conditions prevailed 2500 years ago and we are here now so many years later, God did not bring an end to life on this planet, but it is still thriving which means God still has work for us to do. One of the jobs is not to crawl in to hole or as Jeremiah said, "go out into the desert, get away from people!" Kind of comforting to know that these feelings of disgust are universal among God's children...Have a blessed day, Enid!ginnyrose
Thank you ginnyrose for the text. That passage truly spoke to my heart and it really expresses how all of us feel today. But more important than that I think it truly expresses how God feels. You're right, nothing has changed in the last 2500 some odd years. And I remember a Keith Green sermon and he was preaching about the state of the church and nothing has changed from then (1970's)until now. We've gotten fancier but nothing has changed. It's beginning to look like very few people will make it to heaven. I don't know if I'm wrong about this but I don't have any concrete backing but I just don't see it today.There was a story told to me about someone overhearing a pastor in the bathroom this."I'll be happy if 5% of my congregation makes it to heaven"Right now I'm thinking it's closer to 1%.
I'm beginning to look like very few people will make it to heaven. I don't know if I'm wrong about this but I don't have any concrete backing but I just don't see it today.
codek wrote:"I'll be happy if 5% of my congregation makes it to heaven"Years ago I heard a preacher quote this from a preacher-friend of his. This fellow put the figure at 10% and this was from the Bible Belt! And I do not doubt that anyone would disagree that things has been on a downward spiral since then.ginnyrose