Back to The BasicsMonday, March 07, 2016
I recently had an experience that caused me to take a second look at some of the things being taught in our churches today. I’ve noticed a trend to water down the Gospel or God Himself in order to attract the un-churched. Gimmicks and gadgets are becoming rampant and distracting from the full message of Christ. Now, I’m all for an updated church. Seriously. I love multimedia, modern worship music and speaking in a way that is relatable to people today. I don’t believe church should be boring. However, in our efforts to reach the people of today we must not lose our understanding that God is holy. I’ve got a growing feeling that we need to go back to the basics.
Have we, as a church, lost sight of that? Are we teaching only half of the truth? In an effort to share how God is approachable, have we forgotten to show Him the honor He deserves? To fear the Lord is the beginning of wisdom… In our churches today, do we truly understand that when we come before Him, we stand before a holy God? That is the basic truth that seems to be overlooked recently and it is the question with which I am wrestling. I fear that if God’s holiness is overlooked the rest of the message will not be fully understood. I think it’s time that we, as a church, consider this question. I think it’s time we go back to the basics.