Cosmetic Church


2Tim4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not put up with sound instruction, but they will pile up for themselves, teachers in keeping with their own desires , to have their ears tickled. 

4. And they will turn away from hearing the truth and wonder off ot myths. TLV

We are living in a day that a lot of people have itching ears and have turned away from truth. There are many churches that do not preach the whole gospel. When a church lacks substance it doesn’t grow healthy Christians. It grows Christians that live based on there desires. As be begin to live a gospel based on our desires we begin to follow man instead of God. When you walk in to a cosmetic church you will know because the spirit really doesn’t move it is flesh driven and entertainment driven.

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8 thoughts on “Cosmetic Church

  1. As Christ’s followers, we are not to be followers of humans, but followers of God. We are not supposed to turn to human beings for help, guidance, counsel and direction in place of Jesus Christ, especially while ignoring the counsel of scripture, making humans our gods. And, we are not to form alliances (yokes; partnerships) with this sinful world, or with the people of this sinful world, because there is no fellowship between light and darkness, and because God has commanded us to come out from the ways, philosophies, teachings, culture, thinking and behaviors of this sinful world, and to be separate, holy unto God and to his service. We are to put our trust in Christ, not in our own human reasoning and understanding. In all our ways we are to acknowledge God, and he will direct our paths.

    Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live. Rom. 8:12-13

    ONLY IN HIM / An Original Work / February 19, 2014

    Based off Isaiah 30

    Woe to those who look to man’s help;
    Who turn away from Jesus Christ;
    Forming an alliance not in step with God;
    Making their own plans, and praying not.

    Willing not to listen to truth,
    They close their ears to what is right.
    Pleasing words are all that they’ll hear;
    Feel good messages that bring cheer.

    Trust in your Lord; turn from your sin.
    Put your faith now ONLY IN HIM.
    Do not turn to idols. They’ll not satisfy.
    Jesus will save you. That’s why He died.

    Your Lord will be gracious to you.
    He cares all about you, ‘tis true.
    He forgives you all of your sin
    When you give your life up to Him.

    Oh, how truly gracious He’ll be
    When you bow to Him on your knees;
    Turning now from your sin; walking in his ways.
    He’ll lead and guide you all of your days.

    Now you will sing praises to Him.
    He delivered you from your sin.
    You’ll tell others now of His grace,
    So they may see Christ face-to-face.

  2. I’ve always made it clear that every local assembly is a one-stop-shop for all spiritual needs. Unfortunately, many so-called Christians will hop from church to church, suffering from itching ears. ‘Itching’, in Greek is knetho (knay’-tho) meaning: 1. to scratch 2. (by implication) to tickle. The pastors, many of them are not even born again, simply because Lucifer, the god of this world, has made an unbelievable inroad into the sanctuary of Jehovah. Let’s be prayerful that true Christians will seek the Word-driven Church and the Word-propelled teachers of the gospel of Jesus. Let’s pray for baby Christians, called in the Greek, brefos, to grow from the taking of milk to the status of huios, that is, matured Christian, who’s fed with the meat of the word. A huios is the highest form of sonship.

  3. arm5 says:

    Amen. I don’t believe in church hopping. Scripture says to plant yourself . But I also believe that if a church is dying God will replant you into another body of believers.

  4. Most definitely, arm5. The Church is God’s most guarded secret. When a pastor begins to issue neither hot nor cold, lukewarm attitude spiritually, all the truthful believer needs to do is to talk to Jesus, Who’ll relocate him so that he can do John 4:23-24. Keep preaching the narrow path arm5.

  5. Thank God for your blog. Cosmetic churches are on the rise because the modern man always likes to feel good about himself. I would love to share your posts on my blog sometime. Thank you.

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