When is it right to leave a church?

18 Jun

I think many people leave churches for the wrong reason. Found this article very informative, and I thought I would share it.

The main points I see are:
-If the word is not being taught
-If doctrinally is does not lineup with the Bible

See I think that too many people are challenged by what they hear or what they see, and they take the easy way out. Here is what I mean.

– I know some people who have been challenged by what the Bible says about their life style, or the choices they make.

Some people are trying to find a Jesus that fits their lives rather than them fitting His. Topics such as tithing, sex, forgiveness, serving do not fit into our view of life. So they leave to find another church that will except their personal views.

Here is the problem, it is not about us. We do not make the rules, it is not our universe.

Romans 12:2

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is, his good, pleasing and perfect will.

-Challenged by what they see

There are no perfect churches. If you find a perfect church it is no longer perfect because you are there! Every church has problems, every family has problems. You would not run away from your family because of an argument or disagreement. You would try to work things out, to make changes, to strengthen the family. Too many times people run when they see a problem rather than trying to do something about it.
Here is my question. Are you a part of the problem or part of the solution? See if you sit by and don’t get involved in ministry, how can you pass judgment? Dive in, be a part of the solution, because if you are not a part of the solution, then you are a part of the problem!

To wrap it up, please read the article linked below. Question, are there problems in your church? Answer, YES! Question, what are YOU doing about it? Are you running away in search of a church or Jesus that fits YOU? Or, are you sticking with it, and trying to make some changes?

When is it right to leave a church?

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