The Changing Church

Churches change—positively or negatively

The Ephesians left their first love (Revelation 2:1-7). “You were running well,” Paul wrote the Galatians, “who hindered you from obeying the truth?” (Galatians 5:7).

Satan hates the church, doing all he can to promote sin within the ranks, apathy, doctrinal drift, and division. He’s so subtle that if we’re not careful, before we know it, we’ve drifted.

So what are some positive changes?

One is repentance. Jesus tells five of the seven churches of Asia that repentance was needed among them (Revelation 2:5, 16, 21, 22; 3:3, 19). Five out of seven!

Another greatly needed change is spiritual growth (Galatians 5:22-23; 2 Peter 1:5-11; 3:18).

These positives help prevent the negatives Satan introduces.

If the church is to change, and it will, let’s make sure it’s change of the right kind!

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