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Mar 10, 2017 by Will Maule

4 Types Of Church You Should Leave NOW

Church is a wonderful thing. A faithful body of believers seeking to see God's Kingdom come here on earth. It is incredibly valuable. However, due to our brokenness, Church sometimes goes off track. Occasionally, it is time to leave. John Knight at Desiring God highlights 4 types of Churches you should consider leaving. 

1. The pastor preaches a health-and-wealth prosperity “gospel.”
"The so-called prosperity gospel isn’t just an abhorrent theology, but it is also used to abuse families experiencing disability. After all, as these churches say, if we only had enough faith, the child would not be experiencing this disability. Those kind of senseless lies have a terrible effect on families."

2. The pastor preaches social justice instead of the gospel.
"This is the church that neglects the reality of sin and our need for the Savior. Ironically, these churches can often be the most accommodating because they focus on the marginalized. But families experiencing disability need more than accommodation. They need a big God who provides real hope and gives real justice, not merely a divine social worker who offers advice along the way and is frustrated the government isn’t doing more."

3. The church embraces a culture of entertainment over serious exposition of God’s word.
"Some churches might be disappointed that their awesome music, incredible activities, and trendy aesthetics are not that relevant to everyone. Some churches would rather lead by their hipness than by providing real answers to questions about God’s goodness in the face of suffering."

4. The church prizes affluence over the Calvary road.
"Some churches love orderliness. They value tidiness and a certain way to do everything. This is when the standards are set so high and are so unbiblical that children with disabilities and their families are incapable of meeting them. This kind of church is more loyal to their way of doing things than to serving a family in need. In these cases, it is a gift and protection from God that he drives us away from such places."



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