Is My Church Faithful?

We all need to sincerely do some soul searching. No matter what church we belong to, we need to be aware of what that particular church stands for, because a church is supposed to be built on the Rock upon which Christ has built His church.
Today many people feel betrayed by their churches. One of the burning issues is homosexuality. That gay bishop and this gay priest, this pedophile clergy and that sexually scandalous clergy annoys them. That is ok, but that’s not all. Ask yourself, “Where does my church stand in terms of valuing human life? Does it advocate abortion or euthenasia? Where does it stand in regard to justice, especially in defense of the poor and widowed — the anawim of Yahweh?”
It is a very nice thought at this time to rally against the liberal episcopal church, but where do we go from thence? The Anglican Communion? Where does the Anglican Communion stand on all of these teachings?
We are called to HOLINESS — to live in the grace of God, in the presence of God always. Anyone who teaches otherwise is not doing God’s will. This should teach us to know the real from the phony. We are called to obey those two commands, the greatest of them all: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your mind and with all your soul. And the second is like unto it. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy self.”
To those who think that the Old Testament is not the inspired word of God and that it is outdated and conveniently emphasize the New Testament alone, Jesus says, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt 5:17-19).
Many say, that Jesus is silent about many issues, implying that he acknowldeged its correctitude. I f we go down on our knees in prayer and listen to God speaking to us, God’s word will shed light on our every action. As the Psalm says, “Your word O Lord is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”
As we await the great feast of Pentecost, let us pray that we will worship God in Spirit and Truth. The truth indeed will set us all free! Where does my church stand on all the teachings of Christ? Jesus said, “when the Son of Man comes will He find enough faith on this earth?”
He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)

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