What’s wrong with the Church today?

Jacob Prasch examines this question by going to 1st Cor 10 which says:

1Co 10:1  For I would not, brethren, have you ignorant, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
1Co 10:2  and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
1Co 10:3  and did all eat the same spiritual food;
1Co 10:4  and did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of a spiritual rock that followed them: and the rock was Christ.
1Co 10:5  Howbeit with most of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
1Co 10:6  Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
1Co 10:7  Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
1Co 10:8  Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
1Co 10:9  Neither let us make trial of the Lord, as some of them made trial, and perished by the serpents.
1Co 10:10  Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer.
1Co 10:11  Now these things happened unto them by way of example; and they were written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the ages are come.

This passage directs us to look back at Israel and what actually happened to them after they crossed the Red Sea. Basically, Israel is an example of what will happen to the Church before Christ come again.

He outlines the current lust that is found within the Church and he illustrates scripturally the connection between idolatry and adultery.

One thing that is pivotal is that the Apostate Church persecutes those who stand up on the Truth of God’s word. Truth must be shared without waver as this demonstrates true biblical love. Biblical love is very different from secular PC love which doesn’t offend.

A bible verse that shows true agape love is found in Php 1:9…

Php 1:9  And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,

Jacob notes that in the last days as apostasy grows there will be those who twist scripture and in doing so, they will call upon themselves their own destruction:

2Pe 3:16  as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters. There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.
2Pe 3:17  You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability.

This is where the Apostate Church is heading; its destruction is inevitable!

He cover topics such as paedophilia in the Church, bowing down to iconic symbols, 5th century monastic worship, the dark ages, labyrinths, idolatry, the Church becoming a postmodern institution, Evangelical and Catholics together and the post modern emergent church.

One thing that he speaks about which is interesting is Baal worship and what does that mean exactly and how does it apply the the Apostate Church today?

Much, much more is spoken about in this sermon that you can listen to. You may want to check it out – Session #4 – What’s Wrong with the Church? – Jacob Prasch

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6 thoughts on “What’s wrong with the Church today?

  1. It still shocks and saddens me to read Scriptures such as the above and see them being lived out today in the guise of Christianity.

    I take solace from the fact that the the Lord new all in advance and all things proceed according to his will.

    Baal worship and what does that mean exactly and how does it apply the the Apostate Church today?

    I am sorry, I don’t suppose you might very very briefly mention what he says on this?

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    • http://www.moriel.org/Teaching/Online/Future_History_of_the_Church/Part_2-12_Adultery.html

      The word shikutz occurs many times in the Bible; unfortunately we usually translate it “your detestable things”: “O daughter of Zion, you have played the harlot. You have profaned My sanctuary with your detestable things.” That word is shekitzim; it has to do with Satan as a deceiver, but is almost always applied to Baal-worship. Baal, again, is the Hebrew word for “husband”. The abomination of desolations will express Satan’s desire to be God as we see with the king of Babylon in the Old Testament. He will attempt to take God’s woman through spiritual seduction. That’s what the abomination of desolations means: Satan using spiritual deception to try to take God’s woman. Adultery and idolatry go together. Idolatry equals spiritual adultery. That is why when Israel goes into the sin of idolatry God says, “O daughter of Zion, you’ve played the harlot, you’ve gone after other lovers, etc.” The language of marital infidelity is used to describe idolatry.

      The following is something Jacob said which I transcribe parts of his sermon which you can find here:

      https://livingjourney.wordpress.com/2008/04/14/famine-of-food-and-of-word/

      The Hebrew word for alter is Meso Beoch. The Meso Beoch is the most important picture for Christ in scripture. Blood atonement was made upon the Meso Beoch.

      High places in hebrew is Bemoat; Hezekiah had taken the high places away; Blood atonement was made upon the Meso Beoch.

      Idolatry doesn’t begin by the worship of other gods, idolatry begins by worshipping the true god in unbiblical ways. Israel began their idolatry by worshipping Jehovah at some other alien high place; not by worshipping baal or molech but by worshipping not according to Jehovah’s commands.

      The hebrew term for idolatry is not worshipping idols it is ‘avoda zara’, which simply means a form of worship which is alien to scripture.

      The first link is really worth going to and reading the whole sermon! Something to chew on, some really meaty stuff.

      Vee

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