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Compromised Churches - The Evidence?
What does a secular Church look and sound like? Would we know one if we saw it? How can we recognize a church that is more secular than scriptural?
Like any counterfeit, the most effective way to recognize the danger of secularism is to be conformed to the sacred (Romans 12:1,2). This is why the knowledge of the Word of God is so important.
If we find something in the church that is contrary to scripture but is taught and accepted in the secular world; then that church has become, in part, secularized... and may be on a subtle but slippery slope of conformity to worldliness. Thus, becoming increasingly a spiritually unhealthy environment that competes against scriptural authority and corrupts spiritual growth. The result is churches compromising their most important asset: their relevance in the matter of scriptural authority.
The following reflection is a list of things that are examples of the secularization of a compromised church:
The world cannot afford a worldly church. Our chief asset is the Word of God rightly divided. This alone is what keeps a division between the world and the Church.
Sincerely, Dr. Arthur Belanger
COLLEGE OF THE OPEN BIBLE