The New Testament is about righteous and holy living – not church administration or church growth.
If you take the time to read the New Testament, you can’t help but be struck with its emphasis on righteousness. It’s as if its writers believed the whole point of Jesus’ ministry, including the Old Testament scriptures that led up to it, was to inculcate godly living and eradicate sin among human beings.
Righteousness, holiness, godliness, goodness – these are matters about which the New Testament is incessantly explicit. Church government, church planting, church growth principles – all these concepts that guide church thinking today are not explicitly taught in the New Testament.
Why should we ignore what the New Testament makes explicit in pursuit of subjects about which it is relatively silent?
The apostles told people to repent and the Lord added to the church. Today’s church leaders add to the church and leave it for the Lord to make people repent.
Church leaders today are more interested in growing their churches and ministries than they are in acting on and teaching what the New Testament teaches.
If we would please God, let us repent, read the words of Scripture, and act on what they deem important. Forget church. Instead, give all the diligence of which you are capable to living righteously in the sight of God.
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in biblical terms.