I left church about two years ago. It started before then, but I decided to give it one last college try for my wife, and I was thrown to the wayside. Pride, arrogant, disobedient. Every time my wife talked about my heart, the pastor couldn’t stop finding more things to criticize me. The final nail was stopping to see old “friends” at a former church. The cold shoulders and snubs we got felt like “the love of many have waxed cold.”
I am tired of the same old, same old. Worship based on feelings than truth, sermons made off “feel good” mentality, cliques that could care less of “nonmembers,” and service and walks that are devoid of the Holy Spirit and the fear of God. I no longer wanted to be content. I have read books and the Bible on revival and God making His holiness known, and I want to know, while the church is fine with their tents near Sodom. I want away from the Laodicean church.
Hearing people singing “I’m desperate for You,” yet, as soon as the service is over, its time to go back to normal life. I became exhausted of hearing people lift up people instead of Jesus. Lastly, going to prayer meetings that have no passion but to ask God to do what they refuse to do. Yes, I was part of this hypocrisy and I saw I needed to get out.
What is most disturbing is assemblies act they everyone must come to their church. It is more about XYZ church than Jesus and His Body. We are called to serve His will, not the churches vision apart from glorifying His Son.
I have gifts matured from another church, and they go unused in a church. They were spent more walking into friends, at an old job, wherever God called me. I am no longer interested in the adrenaline rush worship rock concerts (worship and music are now inseparable, don’t you know?), and going to services where everyone is ready to leave (if God is truly there, why are we in such a rush to go?).
The Word says if we seek God, we will find Him. There is no passion for this deep search for Him. We have been duped that the God is there and He is content with us. If there is no desire to dig deeper after God. Until I hear the fire (as Leonard Ravenhill said, you don’t need to advertise a fire), I will have to keep searching for Him until He directs us to go.

unchurchingI would like to introduce you to a new book called: Unchurching: Christianity Without Churchianity writen by a friend of mine named Richard Jacobson.

This book is one of the best offerings on the modern day church system that I have read in a long time. It’s a sticky subject for many to say the least. And I guess the million dollar question would be:

Is the “church” we see and experience all around us in our time the same church that we read about in the New Testament?

My wife and I started asking that question over thirty years ago. The only conclusion we could come up with was an absolute “NO!” What we see around us definitely is not the same as what we read about in our bibles. I think that most Christians, if they are honest with themselves, would agree with that statement. But then the next question which is begging to be answered is: “well, then what do we do about it?” And are we even supposed to do anything about it?

In this book, aptly titled Unchurching, Richard Jacobson does an excellent job at tackling these questions head-on using only the scriptures as his resource. He does so with razor sharp biblical and theological accuracy with attention to every detail. Fundamentalists, evangelicals, and charismatics alike will have a very difficult time arguing with Richard’s points made in this book.

So, if you are searching for the truth about the way we “do” church nowadays and are willing to be painfully truthful with yourself about the answers, this is the book for you! I guarantee that it will completely rock your world. And so it should! It’s way past time for God’s people to stand up, be counted, and be willing to speak the truth in love with the goal in mind that God will get the church that HE has always dreamed of!

I highly recommend you read this book today, but only if you are not afraid of the truth!

You can find out more about Unchurching and download a copy at this website:

Unchurching Book

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