"Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water'." (John 7:38)

"Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual." (1Cor. 2:12-13)


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Avoiding Secularism In The Church

Jesus stated, with regards to the shrewd accountant, that the world is more clever in making lifetime friends than are the children of the light. (Luke 16:8)

 Jesus sent out his disciples as sheep in the midst of wolves, telling them to be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves. (Mathew 10:16)

The Apostle Paul became all things to all men that by all means he might save some. (1 Corinthians 9:22)

 The message in these verses admonishes us to become proactive and creative in spreading the good news with the world, yet always being conscientious of keeping our religion pure and undefiled. (James 1:27)

The sources below give us insight into the physical world we live in.





Scientific Data

Historical Evidence



News Reports

However, the church should not utilize secular resources to:

  • increase the numerical value of the church.

  • befriend the world at the compromise of the purity of the gospel.

  • equip believers with facts at the expense of faith.

  • provide social counseling in lieu of Spiritual discernment and wisdom.

  • determine its ministry.

  • instill fear and fanaticism to maintain member dedication.

  • encourage participation in worldly agendas.

  • compare ourselves to, in order to achieve a sense of righteousness.

  • become any part of its confidence.

"I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments." (Colossians 2:4)

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