My concern wasn’t specifically anything happening in my church, but mostly that no one seemed to be prepping me or bringing attention to deception in the church and Christianity.
I have been in church all my life and was blown away when I stumbled across NAR through my daughter’s commitment to World Race. Unfortunately, our pastor retired 20 months ago, so everything I found was online and I spend and am spending hours trying to discern truth & the wolves distorting it.
(Related: The aim of AIM and the World Race.)
Before he retired, I asked my pastor if I could/should/would worship to Bethel & Hillsong music. His response was, “we worship under a large tent.” I knew little about these things when I asked, but since then I have learned A LOT!
After his departure, I went to our team and asked them to pay attention to what the ladies Bible studies were doing and what songs we were singing. They were open, but still we are without a pastor and no one is preaching on this topic directly. I remain concerned that we are ignorant as a congregation to the power and influence in the culture and over the younger generations.
My advice: Pray. Read and study your Bible for answers. Be willing to take on a role to serve the church in what needs to be addressed. Don’t be fearful, but full of faith that God has revealed it to you to serve His people.
Taking those first steps to share concerns with church leadership can be daunting. One helpful resource: How to talk to your church leaders about false teachers.
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