Don’t Give Up on the Church!

We must understand that even as the church has a long way to go, without a doubt we will be ready for the coming of the Lord. Nothing will stop us: Not the prosperity message, not the lack of fathers in ministry, not the corruption, no sin, no immoral life style, no controlling pastor, no sellouts, no false prophets, no false doctrine, no denomination, no division, no false teachers, etc. The Holy Spirit will burn all that foolishness out of us and will also separate the real Christians from the pretenders. Even as we take time on this blog to point out some areas in the Body of Christ that need fixing, we are well aware of the reality of a guaranty victory.


Don’t Give Up on the Church!

We must understand that even as the church has a long way to go, without a doubt we will be ready for the coming of the Lord. Nothing will stop us: Not the prosperity message, not the lack of fathers in ministry, not the corruption, no sin, no immoral life style, no controlling pastor, no sellouts, no false prophets, no false doctrine, no denomination, no division, no false teachers, etc. The Holy Spirit will burn all that foolishness out of us and will also separate the real Christians from the pretenders. Even as we take time on this blog to point out some areas in the Body of Christ that need fixing, we are well aware of the reality of a guaranty victory. For the Bible tells us in Mathew 16:13-19

13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”

14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”

15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. 18 And I tell you that you are Peter,[b] and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades[c] will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be[d] bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be[e] loosed in heaven.”

 

I am calling those that have given up on the church, to return and to come back home, before is too late. Beloved staying away from the fellowship of the saints is a sin. Nothing that you have gone through justified you walking away from the Body of Christ. Hebrews 10:19-25 tells us:

 “19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

 

 

Beloved, Don’t Give Up on the Church!

 

Author: angelcasiano

An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director. While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog. In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.

3 thoughts on “Don’t Give Up on the Church!”

  1. Angel, great post. NO matter how bad the church appears to be it is still the Bride of Christ. It is still the “mechanism” that the Lord chooses to use to reach this world for His glory and honor. We need people who are truly believers to get back in the church. Hebrews is so clear that fellowship with other believers with in the local body of Christ is essential. The Church will only become what the Lord so desires it to be as Christians submit to Him and constantly walk and live in the Spirit. May God be glorified!!
    Thanks for the reminder in this blog post.

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  2. The hunger of the heart for God is still as strong as ever—thanks to the image of God that is in each of us. The challenge is for us to simultaneously allow the exit on the one hand of those who want an extreme version a “churchless Christianity” while passionately calling men and women to Jesus on the other hand.

    “Christianity” still has life in it, because Jesus is at the center of it—not ego-driven and morally-bankrupt leaders. Therefore, we must all do our best to figure out the right “mix” of Christ and the Body of Christ (Jesus and the Church). Otherwise, we run the risk of separating the Head from the Body. Your answer to the problem is right on target! Our call is to follow Jesus (and let the false messiahs alone).

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