Updated: Jul 13
Welcome friends to another week. I hope your week is going well. As usual, I start with one blog and eventually end up with another. This week I am talking about an old country church. I am sure you have seen these churches in magazines, in photos, or personally. I always knew they existed. I even attended one in my early twenties; however, I did not commit to attend or become saved. My mother-in-law at the time (such a very Godly woman) attended this tiny church. We were in church for hours. Everyone in church knew one another and respected the word of God. I will never forget that little church in Tennessee. I found a little country church just like the one in Tennessee near Cheyenne.
Churches like the one in Tennessee are scarce today. I am sure there are some here in the city where you live. Allow me to tell you about these old country churches. First, they believe in the word of God, and there are no exceptions. Next, they believe in getting on their knees to pray. They do not address God standing up. As a result, when I pray, I am on my knees as I am God’s creation and not the creator. Next, they fellowship with all who attend. It does not matter if the person is saved or not saved. These church ministers know everyone by name. Rev. Walter, for example, gets to know everyone and what they struggle with to pray for them as the pastor does in the little church in Tennessee. These pastors also call sin-sin and do not shrink back.
You may ask, where is this blog going? God wants us to attend church with believers (Now, I could undoubtedly clarify this sentence; however, I will not at this moment.). Paul tells us in Hebrews 10: 24-25 KJV. And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. Paul is telling us this: We stay focused on Christ until he returns for his church, and don’t give up and meet with the body of Christ for encouragement and strength. I realize we will not all agree with some church doctrines. However, the main idea is this: they should first believe in Christ and what he did on the cross. They should also know the gospel of our salvation and where to find it in the Bible. There are not any perfect churches because we are all sinners and fall short of God’s glory; however, if the church cannot tell a person what and who saves them and where it is in the Bible- RUN! If the church is new age- RUN! For more information on new age churches please follow this link. https://dailyshepursues.com/common-new-age-beliefs-church/
To this end, right is wrong, and wrong is right. We have wars and rumors of wars. People do what they think is right, but not what God says is right. We are all guilty. Peace on earth is now a dream. Christians are being persecuted or killed for the gospel. I could go on. You certainly understand why it is important to encourage each other. Our days on earth are numbered. If you are not a believer, I ask that you seek out a Bible believing church and speak with a pastor. Until next week.