Problems Permeating Churches (Part 3)

The following is the third of a four-part series addressing particular problems that seem to plague many fundamental and evangelical churches today. If the true church is to be honest with itself today, it must be willing to examine and evaluate its own beliefs and practices in light of the unchanging truth of God's Word and make any necessary changes for the good of the church and for the glory of God.

Problem #3—A Compelling Drive to See Numerical Growth at the Expense of Spiritual Growth

Problems Permeating Churches (Part 2)

The following is the second of a four-part series addressing particular problems that seem to plague many fundamental and evangelical churches today. If the true church is to be honest with itself today, it must be willing to examine and evaluate its own beliefs and practices in light of the unchanging truth of God's Word and make any necessary changes for the good of the church and for the glory of God.

Problem #2—Failure to Understand the Purpose of the Local Church

Problems Permeating Churches (Part 1)

The following column will appear on the website over the next several weeks. Each column will address a particular problem that seems to plague many fundamental and evangelical churches today and will provide a scriptural answer. The problems to be addressed will not necessarily focus on theologically liberal or mainline churches or even evangelical churches that have long ago chosen to identify with the culture at the expense of truth. Rather, this column will address churches that still claim to be fundamental or evangelical in their theological belief and practice.

When the Enemy Comes in Like a Flood…

It is not news to be told that the enemy has already come in like a flood. This is a fact which is all too obvious on every hand. We have become literally engulfed with a satanic flood of moral and spiritual degeneracy unparalleled in modern times. Liberal church leaders are bolder than ever before in their denials of the Christian faith. Evangelical leaders accelerate their tragic compromises with apostates, Roman Catholics and Charismatics.

Not Forsaking the Fellowship

Several years ago, LifeWay Christian Resources (a division of the Southern Baptist Convention) conducted a research study with the intent to determine why many professing evangelical Christians stop attending church. The results of their study—determined from a survey of 469 “evangelical Christian adults” who stopped attending a local church—are extremely revealing, and we can learn much from them.

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