By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Sir why are there so many Praise and Worship Churches and few that teach the bible?
To put the answer in a nutshell, Bible Colleges DO NOT teach the bible RIGHTLY anymore.
I believe the problem can be narrowed down to two reasons.
Bible Colleges Fifty and Sixty years ago HAD Bible Professors that not only KNEW and BELIEVED the Bible but also knew how to TEACH THE BIBLE, not so anymore, therefore putting out SUPPOSED pastors that either DO NOT BELIEVE the bible or are so full of False Doctrine they themselves DO NOT KNOW THE TRUTH of God’s Word.
The LACK OF STUDY of God’s Word.
The Bible States in:
(Hebrews 5:13,14) For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. (14) But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
The word MILK in V13 is in reference to the EASY THINGS of God’s Word that are SIMPLE to be UNDERSTOOD or should be such as the Gospel, the Rapture, and Christian Living etc…
V14 goes on to say that STRONG MEAT which is in reference to the DEEPER THINGS of God’s Word such as UNDERSTANDING the Dispensations of the Bible, Bible Prophecy, and The Gap Principle (which proves that there is a Gap of Time between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2) etc.
The more the christian and the pastor studies the MORE they MATURE (are of full age) in their understanding, applying, and teaching those harder things of God’s Word.
Today’s Churches are what I call seeker friendly and FOCUS ON what is going to PLEASE THE CONGREGATION (Praise and Worship) and DRAW the most people RATHER THAN teach the bible rightly divided.
People, ESPECIALLY the young generation DO NOT WANT bible doctrine or anything that is going to convict them of sin and tell them that God is MORE THAN just a God of Love so they seek out Praise and Worship Churches that will SOOTHE their conscience and make them feel a little more religious.
The Bible States in:
(1 Peter 2:2) As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.
The Word of God ADMONISHES the Babes in Christ(Those who just got saved) to DESIRE the Milk(EASY THINGS) of the Word Of God… WHY???…That they MAY GROW IN MATURITY of UNDERSTANDING(The Deep Things) of the Word of God. But that CANNOT HAPPEN if the Church and the Peacher Do Not teach or understand the Bible themselves.
(2 Timothy 4:2) Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
A Good Example of the Above Mentioned:
There is a church that I know that DOES NOT TEACH on Bible Prophecy BECAUSE I heard the Pastor say himself that he DOES NOT KNOW ENOUGH about it to teach it. I will give him credit for one thing at least he is being honest, BUT HE is the pastor he is to TEACH THE WHOLE COUNSEL of God’s Word NOT JUST the parts he feels comfortable with or knows, he is doing his congregation a GREAT DISSERVICE and leaving them to be prey for false teachers.
(Revelation 3:13 – 17) He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. (14) And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; (15) I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. (16) So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
The REASON WHY there are SO MANY Praise and Worship and FEW BIBLE teaching Churches is BECAUSE there are few to no good bible colleges that are putting out few to no good bible teaching preachers today.
The FOCUSE is on being the MOST FRIENDLY and POPULAR rather than being the one that is known to Teach the Bible.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH