Do you believe todays Church is more corrupt in presentation that it ever was?
Do you believe that the Churches today is a POOR EXAMPLE of spiritual strength,the Christian Image and stability of spirit?
Speaking as an excommunicated Catholic, I don't know whether to answer your questions with, "Is the pope Catholic?" or "Does a bear crap in the woods?" Either way..."poor example" is putting it mildly.
Churches are made up of people, and all people "fall short of the glory of God."
I believe that the church today is no better and no worse than it was in the past, because it has always been made up of people.
Although I am often disappointed by a few people in churches of all religions, I know that most people who follow their religious beliefs are trying to live upright lives. I'll leave God to judge the others.
By and large - yes, I agree. One doesn't need a beautiful palace to congregate in - that money would be best spent helping the poor, or otherwise needy. Church can be held in a parking lot - and there, would more likely demonstrate spiritual gifts.
Well the bible tells us so and God speaks of all the churches and what he has against them. I believe the church today is the one He will spew out because it is neither hot nor cold. This does not include individual Christians but it means we should not be like them saying sin is OK, misquoting scripture, taking money from the poor and sending it to church leaders to have a fine living for what?
Yes Sir. They have way for advantages and reason to be (by their account)
The church has ALWAYS been corrupt. Today just as much as ever.
The main difference today is that the church just doesn't have the kind of power that it used to. Due to that lack of power, the church can't afford to be as obviously corrupt. Without that power and domination over the people that they once held, the people won't stand for the kind of things the church has been able to get away with in the past. And they have been able to get away with some pretty terrible things.
The whole idea of organized religion is all about power and control. Corruption goes hand in hand with that.
I think they have spun such a web of deceit that even they don't know the truth anymore.
The worlds churches are bedmates with politics, do what is politically correct or in their material interests. They avoid adherence to scriptual direction, alter it to suit, and are morons.
How would Jesus answer that question: are the churches of today setting a good example? His answer is recorded:
“Not everyone saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of the heavens, but the one doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens will.” (Matthew 7:21)
What’s the criteria, what is his will that they should be doing it? Did God’s Son mean that even those doing good things similar to those commanded, are evidently doing it in a wrong way or with a wrong motive? Jesus explained that it’s necessary that we find out what God’s will is, set a good example, and then be doing it.
Just declaring: Lord, Lord, and then claiming to be doing powerful works, did not convince Jesus, did it? Did they earn his approval, evidently their works were not according to God’s will because he rebuked them with:
“I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness.”
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I fully agree with Deborah-Diane's answer to this question. And so far as corruption, nothing is more, or less, corrupt today than it was yesteryear, or than it ever was.
Human beings have always been human beings, meaning that they have always been imperfect beings that are prone to make mistakes and miscalculations, and to commit crimes and other misdeeds.
There is no such thing as the "good old days", except in the minds of many people.
No. I think that it is very stable now because I believe that it is losing popularity so it is just trying to be something that people can believe in at their own will.
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