Many look at the church like the church is an NGO solely responsible for behavioral modification.

How on earth can one say that because of the current rate of immorality, the Church has failed?

The Church has weightier matters to handle, issues of eternal consequence much which has to to with doctrinal issues far more weightier than moral issues.

The Church is a place for doctrine and not behavior modification center.

Lets look at Jesus on morals:

Moral failure

Luke 5:31-32 KJV
[31] And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. [32] I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Luke 7:47-48,50 KJV
[47] Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
[48] And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. [50] And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

Doctrinal issues

Luke 6:2-3 KJV
[2] And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days? [3] And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him;

Matthew 16:4,6 KJV
[4] A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed. [6] Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

John 8:10-11 KJV
[10] When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? [11] She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

On doctrinal error ,Jesus rebuked .On moral failure ,He showed compassion and forgiveness

The apostles too

No record of anyone being rebuked for moral failure

Maybe this fellow

Acts 8:20 KJV
[20] But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.

Facts speak for it self ,materialism
Paying money for anointing !

Yet..

Acts 15:10-11 KJV
[10] Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? [11] But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

Did u observe closely ?

The Epistles..

Romans 4:7-8 KJV
[7] Saying , Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. [8] Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

An occurrence in Corinth

1 Corinthians 5:1-2 KJV
[1] It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife. [2] And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.
[14:07, 2/1/2018] Chapta: The issue was that there was no sense of remorse

1 Corinthians 5:13 KJV
[13] But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

Yet ,it’s said he reversed himself

2 Corinthians 2:6-7 KJV
[6] Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many. [7] So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him , and comfort him , lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.

And even others too

2 Corinthians 12:21 KJV
[21] And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed.

This he said

2 Corinthians 13:10 KJV
[10] Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification, and not to destruction.

More for moral failure

Galatians 6:1 KJV
[1] Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

Restore not expose .

See again ?

Peter was same way

1 Peter 4:8 KJV
[8] And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.

We must know and understand the role of the church.

I strongly believe the reason for all this immoral behaviors is because the church have shifted focus from doctrinal issues to morality and money consciousness

Doctrinal error is a public issue ,and impersonal, moral failures don’t carry same weight at all.

Except when the matter is done publicly like the Corinthian matter as paul instructed Timothy

1 Timothy 5:20 KJV
[20] Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

Note the term “ before all “

We shouldn’t mix apples with oranges .

So ,don’t Apply the wrong judgement call.

Doctrinal issues impact on how men see why Christ died ,their salvation and view of God.

 

Author: Evangelist Victor Buachi

Revealing Jesus Christ Missions

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