Is Modern Church Operating in Ignorance? If NOT, Why are we FAILING?


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If Modern Churches are doing what Jesus said: "Why doesn't He B;ess?




Is modern Church operating in ignorance? If not, then "Why are we FAILING so badly?"

This research exposes that ALMOST EVERYTHING modern Churches do is BASED ON PURE ASSUMPTION, that they spend ALMOST ALL of their money, and ALMOST ALL of the time, doing that which Jesus NEVER did. or said to do! WHY?

"Is Modern Church Operating in Ignorance?" confronts 21 Glaring Assumptions of Christianity!

MANY ASSUMPTIONS = EQUALS = MANY DENOMINATIONS,

MANY DENOMINATIONS = EQUALS = FAILURE!

FAILURE is what the Modern church is in Western civilization!

> > scores of thousands of Churches being closed,

> > scores of thousands more with just a handful struggling to pay the bills,

> > scores of thousands more with all gray heads and no young people,

> > scores of thousands more that are nothing but social clubs, just like the Moose, Elks, & Masons Lodges the American Legion & VFW:



"21 Assumptions" Expose the Ignorance of Modern Church Operations!




[ 1 ] You ASSUME you are to rent, build or buy a 'Church building', though neither Jesus nor His disciples ever did this, or SAID to to do this: Why? It's the custom & tradition of your people!

[ 2 ] You ASSUME you are to SPEND MUCH OF THE MOENY you take in rent, build or buy a 'Church building', though neither Jesus nor His disciples ever did this, or SAID to to do this: Why? It's the custom & tradition of your people!

[ 3 ] You ASSUME spending all this money to in rent, build, or buy a 'Church building' that is USED FROM "ONE-TO-FIVE-HOURS-A WEEK" is a WORTHY EXPENSE, though neither Jesus nor His disciples ever SPEND A SINGLE COIN FOR SUCH UNECESSARY EXTRAVAGANCE, often to edify a Pastor, a people, a place, or a denomination

Why? It's the custom & tradition of your people!

[ 4 ] You ASSUME "CHURCH SERVICES" are to be held in this building upon which you squander so much of the money given to - and belonging to - God, though neither Jesus nor His disciples ever had a "CHURCH SERVICE", or SAID to have a "CHURCH SERVICE":

Why? It's the custom & tradition of your people!

[ 5 ] You ASSUME YOU KNOW WHAT A "CHURCH SERVICE" IS, though neither Jesus nor His disciples ever HELD A "CHURCH SERVICE" to be an example, or told you what to do in a "CHURCH SERVICE"

* * [A] What is a "Church Service?" * * [B] How do you know this? * * [C] Then Why do you DO THIS?

Why? It's the custom & tradition of your people!

[ 6 ] You ASSUME that these "CHURCH SERVICES" are to be held in this building YOU ASSUME you are supposed to attain, ASSUMING you are to spend so much of the money given to - and belonging to God - FURTHER ASSUMING that using this building a very few hours per week is worthy of this expense,

That such "CHURCH SERVICES SHOULD BE ON-GOING & SCHEDULED AT REGULAR TIMES: Sunday AM, Sunday PM, & Midweek PM: neither Jesus nor His disciples ever did "any of these things, or SAID to do any of these things!"

Why? It's the custom & tradition of your people!



"I drove around my town and examined 100 Church Signs!"




On EVERY CHURCH SIGN I saw the advertisement of "CHURCH SERVICES". On EVERY CHURCH SIGN, I also saw the advertisement of "WORSHIP SERVICES".

I also saw on the vast majority of them that they were led by "PASTOR" so & so!

[ 7 ] You FURTHER ASSUME "WORSHIP SERVICES" are to be held in this ASSUMED building upon which you squander so much of the money given to - and belonging to - God, though neither Jesus nor His disciples ever "had a "WORSHIP SERVICE", or SAID to have a "WORSHIP SERVICE": Why? It's the custom & tradition of your people!

[ 8 ] You FURTHER ASSUME YOU KNOW WHAT A "WORSHIP SERVICE" IS, though neither Jesus nor His disciples ever HELD A "WORSHIP SERVICE" to be an example, or told you what to do in a "WORSHIP SERVICE".

* * [A] What is a "Worship Service?" * * [B] How do you know this? * * [C] Then why do you DO THIS? Why? It's the custom & tradition of your people!

[ 9 ] You FURTHER ASSUME that these "WORSHIP SERVICES" are to be ON-GOING & SCHEDULED, though neither Jesus nor His disciples ever did this, or SAID to do this: Why? It's the custom & tradition of your people!

[ 10 ] For some reason it is ASSUMED that "CHURCH SERVICE" held on Sunday morning are ALWAYS "WORSHIP SERVICES", but the Mid-week "CHURCH SERVICES" are not ASSUMED to be "WORSHIP SERVICES!"

What chapters-&-verses-&-teachings-&-examples COULD YOU POSSIBLY GIVE for this "ASSUMPTION"? The answer is NONE and you know this! So why do you do this? It's the custom & tradition of your people!

[ 11 ] You FURTHER ASSUME that these "CHURCH & WORSHIP SERVICES" - ON-GOING & SCHEDULED - held in YOUR BUILDING YOU ASSUME Christ wants you to spend a lot of HIS MONEY UPON - only to be used a few hours per week - that preparing for these SERVICES are to DEVOUR A HUGE PORTION OF YOUR TIME:

Thus leaving you with ALMOST NO TIME ALLOCATED to do the very things HE absolutely COMMANDED THAT YOU MUST DO!

So why do you have this GROSSLY SINFUL MISAPPROPRIATION of time? It's the custom & tradition of your people!

Why? It's the custom & tradition of your people!



Modern "CHURCH SERVICE" (whatever that is!) spends much time singing!




[ 12 ] You FURTHER ASSUME that these "CHURCH & WORSHIP SERVICES" - ON-GOING & SCHEDULED - are to ALWAYS start with SINGING, ASSUMING that a considerable PORTION OF TIME is to be given to CONGREGATIONAL SINGING, though neither Jesus nor His disciples ever did this, or SAID to do this!

Why? It's the custom & tradition of your people!

[ 13 ] You FURTHER ASSUME that these "CHURCH & WORSHIP SERVICES" - ON-GOING & SCHEDULED - are NOT ONLY to ALWAYS start with SINGING, but ASSUME that the PORTION OF TIME given to CONGREGATIONAL SINGING, be MUCH MORE than the portion of time given to READING GOD'S WORD: though neither Jesus nor His disciples ever did this, or SAID to do this!

Why? It's the custom & tradition of your people!

* * [A] AMAZINGLY, though we have no teaching or example for what we TRADITIONALLY DO, we DO HAVE TEACHING & EXAMPLE BOTH that we should be doing the "OPPOSITE OF WHAT WE TRADITIONALLY DO!"

* * [B] We read that when Jesus went to the Synagogue every 7th day, that he stood up to READ the word of GOD! Not to sing, tell jokes, entertain or make people laugh: but to give them the ETERNAL WORD, which Word Jesus Himself declared:

These Words I speak unto you, they are SPIRIT, they are LIFE!

* * [C] Paul insisted his ministers give ATTENDANCE TO READING & DOCTRINE, not singing & dancing!

Why? It's the custom & tradition of your people!

[ 14 ] You FURTHER ASSUME that these "CHURCH & WORSHIP SERVICES" - ON-GOING & SCHEDULED - are NOT ONLY to ALWAYS start with SINGING, and ASSUME that the PORTION OF TIME given to CONGREGATIONAL SINGING, be MUCH MORE than the portion of time given to READING GOD'S WORD, but most ASSUME there is to be a CHURCH CHOIR that sings, and that the TIME given to the CHOIR be more than the TIME given to reading GOD'S WORD: though neither Jesus nor His disciples ever did this, or SAID to do this!

Why? It's the custom & tradition of your people!

[ 15 ] You FURTHER ASSUME that these "CHURCH & WORSHIP SERVICES" - ON-GOING & SCHEDULED - are NOT ONLY to ALWAYS start with SINGING, ASSUMING that the PORTION OF TIME given to CONGREGATIONAL SINGING be MUCH MORE than the portion of time given to READING GOD'S WORD, ASSUMING there is to be a CHURCH CHOIR (and OFTEN Men's choirs, women's choirs, teen choirs, & graded-children’s-choirs) that sings, and that the TIME given to the CHOIR be more than the TIME given to reading GOD'S WORD; but there is even ADDITIONAL ASSUMPTION that their is to be SPECIAL MUSIC AS WELL!

> > [SPECIAL MUSIC such as soloists, duets, trios, quartets, mixed groups, ensembles, aquepelle groups, groups with instruments from Blue Grass to Classical Instrument or Orchestra, from Country Music or Rock Bands, from Pop Groups to Hip-Hop to rap to Jazz to Blues . . .I don't even know the rest!]

Yet it is ASSUMED this is SCRIPTURAL, SPIRITUAL, that which Christ is pleased to bless, and that the time given to such entertainment & pseudo-worship be CONSIDERABLY MORE than the time given to reading of GOD'S WORD -though neither Jesus nor His disciples ever did this, or SAID to do this!

Why? It's the custom & tradition of your people!

[ 16 ] You FURTHER ASSUME that these "CHURCH & WORSHIP SERVICES" - ON-GOING & SCHEDULED - are NOT ONLY to ALWAYS start with SINGING, ASSUMING that the PORTION OF TIME given to CONGREGATIONAL SINGING be MUCH MORE than the portion of time given to READING GOD'S WORD,

* * [A] FACT: Jesus never had PUBLIC SINGING when He preached the Word, nor said He for anyone else to do so.

* * [B] FACT: Jesus never had others do PUBLIC SINGING for Him when HE Preached the Word, nor said for anyone else to do so.

* * [C] FACT: Jesus never even MENTIONED the words: sing, singing, special singing, song or choir, NOR DID JESUS say for anyone else to ever do so.

How can it be that we have such an ABSURD, INSANE, RIDICULOUS, ASSUMED PRIORITIES for God & Ministry?

Why? It's the custom & tradition of your people!



What is our Ministry unto the Lord? How do we know?




[ 17 ] Not only do MOST ASSUME that these "CHURCH & WORSHIP SERVICES" - ON-GOING & SCHEDULED - are to ALWAYS start with SINGING, include CHOIRS & SPECIAL MUSIC of many kinds - and that the TIME given singing be more than that which is given to the READING OF GOD'S WORD, but MANY ASSUME that the SINGING & ENTERTAINMENT portion of the "CHURCH or WORSHIP SERVICE (whatever they are!) are WORTHY OF MORE TIME than that TIME GIVEN TO THE READING, TEACHING & PREACHING of the WORD!

> > > Many Sunday Morning WORSHIP SERVICES are approximately 45 minutes for Congregational, Choir & Special Music, while the time for the Word is 20 to 40 minutes!

How can it be that we have such an ABSURD, INSANE, RIDICULOUS, ASSUMED PRIORITIES for God & Ministry?

Why? It's the custom & tradition of your people!

[ 18 ] Not only do MANY ASSUME that these "CHURCH & WORSHIP SERVICES" - ON-GOING & SCHEDULED - are to ALWAYS start with SINGING, include CHOIRS & SPECIAL MUSIC of many kinds - and that the TIME given singing be more than that which is given to the READING, TEACHING & PREACHING of the WORD - but we FURTHER ASSUME that that for ALL OF THESE PARTICIPANTS - the singers, directors, musicians, etc., that this is THEIR "SPIRITUAL GIFT, and this time spent is THEIR MAJOR MINISTRY UNTO GOD!

How can this be when NO ONE IN THE WHOLE NEW TESTAMWENT is said to have had a "MUSIC MINISTRY? < Why? It's the custom & tradition of your people!

[ 19 ] Not only do MANY ASSUME that all of this SINGING, MUSIC, GRADED CHOIRS of all kinds & SPECIAL MUSIC GROUPS of all kinds - and that this is the participants ministry unto God, but we FURTHER ASSUME & TEACH that all of this singing & music IS THEIR SPIRITUAL GIFT with which they minister!

> > [A] Where did we ever get the idea that these NATURAL TALENTS that people of the world have in great abundance, are the CHURCH'S SPIRITUAL GIFTS,

> > [B] When the SCRIPTURE is specifically clear as to what the Spiritual Gifts are given by the Holy Spirit! There are 20 of them, and NEIGHER SINGING NOR MUSIC ABILITY of any kind is among them!

> > [C] How can we be in such gross error in something so plain and simple regarding the SPIRITUAL GIFTS? Why? It's the custom & tradition of your people!

[ 20 ] Many even FURTHER ASSUME that all of this SINGING, MUSIC, GRADED CHOIRS of all kinds & SPECIAL MUSIC GROUPS of all kinds - that NOT ONLY is this effort the participants ministry unto God, and NOT ONLY is this ability of the participants their SPIRITUAL GIFT given unto them by the Holy Spirt for this ministry;

> > [A] But we FURTHER ASSUME THAT THIS SINGING & MUSIC CAREER - for which the most of them are secretly hoping and praying to become rich, famous, celebrity and receive the applause of multitudes: IS THEIR "CALLING" of God to this SPIRITUAL OFFICE of Singer / Musician!

> > [B] Even though the New Testament gives NO TEACHING on such a ministry, calling, or office,

> > [C] Nor does it mention ANYONE in the New Testament [a] having a Music Ministry, [b] being 'Gifted to sing or play', [c]being 'Called to sing or play, or [d] having the called-ordained-office of a singer or musicis=an!

How can we be in such gross error in something so plain and simple regarding the SPIRITUAL GIFTS? Why? It's the custom & tradition of your people!

[ 21 ] Perhaps, most incredulous, we ASSUME that SINGING & MUSIC is ASSOCIATED with WORSHIP, synonymous with WORSHIP, a part of WORSHIP, an ACT of WORSHIP, a way to show WORSHIP - when the word 'WORSHIP' is used in the New Testament 74 times, and NOT EVEN ONE TIME does music and/or singing have ANYTHING TO DO WITH WORSHIP?

How can we be in such gross error in something so plain, simple, and basic as WORSHIP? Why? It's the custom & tradition of your people!



What then, does 'Singing & Music' have to do with Worship?




What then, does 'Singing & Music' have to do with Worship?

Nothing! Nothing at all! The word 'Worship' is used 74 times in the New estament, and NOT EBEN ONE TIME is it in any way associated with, connecte4d to, or identified with worship!

So what is worship?

WORSHIP: In short, worship in the Greek is

[a] to kneel,

[b] to bow before,

[c] to bow down to,

[d] to submit unto,

[e] to honor,

[f] to reverence,

[g] to bow & kiss the hand of,

[h] to serve rigorously, etc.

Perhaps the word used most often is simply "TO KNEEL! Amazing, many believers can go to "WORSHIP SERICES" sing an hour-per-CHURCH-Service, and NEVER KNEEL PUBLICLY UNTO THE LORD!





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