5 Signs The church Has Lost Her Moral Authority, pt 2

Written by John Renken on July 27, 2013

We as the Church need to recognize that, like slavery, our lack of giving while complaining about the government doing the church’s job is a sign that we have lost our moral authority. It shows the world we are more concerned with our comforts and wants than the needs of the poor. To be brutally honest with you, not giving is the same hypocrisy as justifying slavery.

I don’t want to spend this entire article bashing the church, because I believe that the Church is the representative of Jesus Christ on Earth. And because we are representatives of Christ, we have the answer in us.

I want to spend this article waking us up from our fantasy, and I want to pray that we begin dreaming that we can live a life devoted to the Kingdom! Can you dream with me and imagine the possibilities of what life would look like if the CHURCH began to give ten percent or even twenty percent? Just so you can wrap your head around that, the Church would have anywhere from $165 – 330 billion to finish the race.

Imagine the possibilities with that type of capital. Can you see what the lives of the poor, oppressed, downtrodden, and hungry children in our country would look like if the church gave to them instead of the government? Can you see what our national budget would look like if the Church would begin to do what Jesus commissioned it to do? Can you see what people would say about the Church if we took care of the poor like Jesus told us to? Can you see the look of surprise on the face of cynics, politicians, and haters as our actions begin to look like the Jesus that we say we worship?

Can you dream enough to see a culture where the Church became the Liberator of the Oppressed?

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A self proclaimed “scrapper” since childhood, John Renken grew up with a burning interest in physical challenges and a strong competitive spirit which has led him to develop quite an impressive reputation in the professional fighting community. Reaching the pinnacle of his career, Renken now has over 68 professional mixed martial arts and boxing matches under his belt and many first place titles spanning three different continents. A former Satanist, Renken’s life has taken many interesting twists and turns along the way to redemption. He now pastors a church called Freedom Church and writes about topics of interest in our country.