ARE YOU A CONTENDER OR A PRETENDER?
By Paul Proctor
October 1, 2010
“Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.” – Jude 1:3
In many parts of the world, churches are under attack by enemies from without, leaving worship facilities burned to the ground and tens of thousands of Christians dead. Information on such is readily available to anyone with an interest, an internet-connected computer and a search engine.
But, here in the increasingly “tolerant” western world, churches are, for the most part, being destroyed from within, leaving a different kind of casualty for Christians to grieve over. It is truly a sad thing to see and an all too common sight – one this writer has not only commented on numerous times, but also witnessed firsthand.
Because today’s believers are largely being taught from the more fashionable books of the day rather than from an old fashioned Bible, they are left with no real Divine guidance with which to draw upon to make sound biblical choices and decisions both inside and outside their church fellowships.