The lost are not lost because they reject Jesus but they reject Jesus because they are lost. The lost cannot come to the revelation knowledge of God through the wisdom of man; hence the seeker sensitive churches are a waste. Reciting a prayer and receiving a church membership card does not deem one as Saved.
“16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the Children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together.” Romans 8:16-17
The Spirit of God bears witness unto the believing sinner when they accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. Having knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ does not deem one as Saved either. We must all, on our own accord, willingly accept the Sacrifice Jesus made on Calvary’s Cross for the penalty of our own sin to be Saved. It is the conviction of the Holy Spirit when the Cross of Christ is lifted up among the people as their Lord and Saviour which draws the sinner to Salvation AND the Saints to holiness and righteousness (Sanctification), not the wisdom of men being taught as biblical doctrine.
“4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: 5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.” 2 Corinthians 2:4-5
The seeker sensitive churches have used the wisdom of men to draw the people and the people they have received too often come out of an act of sincerity. Their faith is not faith in the Cross of Christ unto Salvation but falls into the category of sentimentalism toward Jesus as He is made out to be a martyr instead of a Sacrifice. Their faith is in the wisdom of false teachers and preachers. Sadly these will often fall at the first difficulty or unpleasant circumstance encountered as a “new Christian” because their “Christianity” was declared by man and not by the Spirit of God bearing witness unto their spirit. If they do pay tithes it is often to build the civic organization they call “church” and not to promote the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified to a lost and dying world. My loved ones and your loved ones are often seduced by these seeker sensitive churches into a false sense of Salvation. Theirs is the worst kind of deceit because they believe the unbelieving believer believes they are Saved.
“17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the Cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
18 For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the Power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:17-18
Preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Tell the world Jesus Christ came to die on Calvary’s Cross to pay the penalty of sin for the sinner and break the power of sin for the Believer. This is the Power of God unto Salvation. How shall they
“13 For whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be Saved.
14 How then shall they call on Him in Whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in Him of Whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” Romans 10:13-15
There is but one thing we can take with us when we leave this earthly abode and that is souls. Preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Be determined to know nothing else among you.
-Donna Clark Warren