Mario Murillo asks a poignant question, “Has the Church learned anything during this shutdown?” He shares examples of how many American Christians are still not listening, as well as many religious leaders, while also pointing out the need for true repentance.
America asked God to get out of every aspect of our lives. The pagan American culture pushed sexual debauchery to the limit, supported the human sacrifice of 54,000,000 babies who were killed by abortion, and then arrogantly assumed nature would just go along with it.
“All those who hate Me, love death.” Prov. 8:36.
The earth was created by God. The earth draws its life from God. The earth is made up of both natural and moral protections. Man, rebelling against God, brings about death. That is not religious guessing, it is just plain fact. We have tampered with protections we don’t even understand. We did not listen.
Many American Christians are still not listening, and neither are many preachers. There is no indication that the church at large has learned any lesson from the shutdown. We see no sign of permanent change on any major issue. Most leaders are just hankering for this crisis to pass and for things to open back up, so they can restart the engines of their empires. They don’t realize that the era of their man driven preaching-palaces is at an end.
No soul-searching or repenting for grieving the Holy Spirit is apparent. Worst of all, there is no promise that these Liberal people-pleasing preachers will stop quenching the Holy Spirit and weakening believers.
And when someone does make a statement of repentance, it is at best, half-hearted and feeble. They suddenly start talking about repentance, soul winning, and prayer. You ask, “Mario, what could be wrong with that?” To demonstrate what is wrong with it, I want to highlight a moment in the 1950’s Quiz Show Scandal.