With all of the push for prosperity, increase and abundance, has Jesus Christ gotten lost in the fray like a timid small statured shopper on the frontlines of an aggressive pack of Black Friday shoppers hellbent on getting all they can get in record time?
Do people attend church for the righteous fellowship that will bring a closer relationship with God or is it a Saturday night Social Club replacement with all of the carnal amenities of a sinful world all shrewdly cloaked under the paper thin false belief in a mighty God?
We've all heard about trickle down economics, but what about the very much real phenomenon of trickle down faith? It's a real issue in our churches today because the Pastor is responsible for being the one who sets the tone for the entire congregationthe same way the CEO of a profitable company sets the tone for all its employees.
So if the Pastor's basic drive is for Money, Power & Sex then what do you think the weaker easily influenced members will have as their mission statement even if it's not spoken out direct to them but absorbed as they see the movements of their Pastor between the lines?
This is why every church that has wayward leadership has a stronghold that emanates from the dominant spirit of the spiritual head.
So with so much going on, where does Jesus fit in and is His holy name merely the lure prostituted to attract the spiritually needy into a trap for their own profitable gain of the aforementioned carnal rewards?
The question may seem harsh but the reality is even a bigger bitter pill to swallow!