Spiritual Aids: The Church’s #1 Problem

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I came across this article and thought it was worth sharing with you.  I totally agree that a lack of discernment is the largest problem facing the church today.  Do you agree?  People are not being taught the truths of the Bible in a verse by verse method.  In fact, many churches hardly use any scriptures and they call it a worship service.  It is very important that we know what the Bible teaches so that we will not be deceived and believe and follow false teachers.


If I were to ask you what you think is the largest problem facing the church in America, what would your response be? Well that exact question was asked at this year’s Ligonier Fall Conference. Seasoned pastor of 46 years, John MacArthur answered unequivocally.

“A lack of biblical discernment. The church basically suffers from spiritual AIDS. It could die of a thousand heresies because its immune system is so totally deficient”

John MacArthur(2015 Ligonier Fall Conference)

Is this an accurate assessment of the state of the church in America? I would say so. All you have to do is look at the best seller so called “Christian” book today. It is none other than Sarah Young’s book Jesus Calling, whose total sales worldwide has reached 14 million.

Please click on the link below to read this important article:

Spiritual Aids

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  1. It is part of the larger problem. Most Christians don’t want to think. They are perfectly happy listening to their pastor tell them how wonderful they are. For there to be discernment, they would actually need to know what they believe and why they believe it. They would also have to understand that there are implications behind what we believe and why. That is just too much trouble for those who want their egos stroked.

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    • Timothy, I agree with you. Well said. I believe there is a real lack of Bible study by many who call themselves Christians today. How many truly have a time each day where they pray and study the Word? Also, people are so busy today I don’t think they have time to do deep thinking. All that busyness will amount to nothing though. With all the electronics, texting, etc., who has time to be quiet and think on the things of God as the Word directs us.

      Col 3:1-2 NASB Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. (2) Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.

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