The Unfaithful Shepherds of Today’s Christian Ministry

"For the most part, the religious professionals in America have turned Christianity into an ineffectual and emasculated religion that is devoid of spiritual power and virile boldness — one that only desires to hide away from the world while evil takes dominion over the society beyond the four walls of its meeting places. In certain cases, it still retains some, or even much, of the form and profession of true Christianity. However, these are mostly just hollow vestiges of the robust faith of our forefathers, and it has, in reality, degenerated into a compartmentalized, inward-looking religion that only concerns itself with an intellectual comprehension of doctrine (to greater and lesser degrees across the various denominations), some aspects of personal piety, and the things practiced in the few hours of the church’s weekly assembly. As Christian writer Joe Boot put it, “Since the so-called Enlightenment, Christians have steadily surrendered the various organs of culture — education, law, arts, charity, medicine, government — almost entirely to the increasingly machiavellian humanistic state. We have progressively retreated into a pietistic bubble, concerned largely with eternal verities and keeping souls from hell, and we have faithlessly limited Christ’s jurisdiction to the institutional church. The result has been the marginalization of the Christian church and a change of religion in the public sphere.” What is called Christianity today is no longer a militant force for converting the people and transforming the culture. The modern-day churches have a truncated form of godliness that lacks the power to overcome the forces of Satan which are conquering the world. This is blatant infidelity. As 20th century theologian R. J. Rushdoony stated: “A piety which concerns itself only with man’s soul and leaves the world to the devil is a profane piety.” Not only does today’s profane form of Christianity fail to stand against the spirit of the age but it continually and increasingly conforms itself to that spirit." https://www.christianityapplied.org/the-unfaithful-shepherds-of-the-modern-day-reformed-christian-ministry/

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