Loading

How can our churches become impure?


Then they went in to King Hezekiah and reported: “We have purified the entire temple of the Lord, the altar of burnt offering with all its utensils, and the table for setting out the consecrated bread, with all its articles. We have prepared and consecrated all the articles that King Ahaz removed in his unfaithfulness while he was king. They are now in front of the Lord’s altar.”  2 Chronicles 29:18-19
            A few examples from the past are still real today.  The kings of Judah allowed god worship to creep into God’s worship.  Why?  The people wanted it, others were doing it and they felt it added another layer to their worship.  It’s possible they felt that their worship of God needed an upgrade, modernizing it for a new generation.
            Our churches today become impure because other gods have crept in.  Through traditions and trends, our leadership allows certain practices in that are popular and accepted by the world.  These are not based on the Bible but on culture.  By nature, we want to be loved and not create disruption so we allow worthless traditions to continue because they make certain people feel comfortable and we approve dangerous current trends to enter our church because “everybody else is doing it.”
            We have to return to simple, Bible-based worship that is pure and undefiled.
When the offerings were finished, the king and everyone present with him knelt down and worshiped. King Hezekiah and his officials ordered the Levites to praise the Lord with the words of David and of Asaph the seer. So they sang praises with gladness and bowed down and worshiped.  2 Chronicles 29:29-30
            Praise God with scripture-based worship and hearts totally surrendered to Jesus Christ who saved us from our sins.  This will kick out the impurity in our churches.