WHO IS CHANGING .... WHO?
2 Corinthians 6:14-18 Leviticus 20:7, Romans 12: 1-2
There is a deffinite move today on the part of churches and para-church youth ministries, who are either caught up in the worlds "MO", (modus operandi) or have forgotten Christs's admonition to "come out from among them".
Somehow we have gotten off track in our music, church activities, mode of dress, consuming (buying wants) , entertainment, and other areas, with the concept that we are to compete with the world's mode of attracting the public, and winning the lost, and making it a part of 21st century church practice.
Is this what God wants?
Is this what God says to do, in seeking the lost, to bring them to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ?
Is this playing the line between worldliness and Godliness?
Are we compromising and stepping in to, what is the work and plan of the Holy Spirit?
Some would say "Ichabod!" "the glory of the Lord hath departed".
The Old Testament is a treasury of incidents where God told Israel, a prophet, leader or nation, to "separate from" peoples and nations who were given over to worldly pursuits,and destructive lifestyles, who found out the sad consequences by not obeying his admonition.