The Honest Words of a Frustrated Preacher


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How do you stay faithful to God’s people as you stand in disagreement with our current church leadership? Have we become like the church of Constantine; Looking good and prosperous from the outside, but abandoning God’s Word on the inside? A time where the word of a man was considered level with the Word of God. Are we the institutionalized church of today, the church that everybody can see, but in reality is not the true bride of Christ?

            What is it that I can do? I am a simple preacher who grew up in a small town in Puerto Rico. I am nobody; I have no power and I have no influence. Should I start a new local church? Should I start a new denomination? Does the world need a new expression of this thing we call the church? Is division the only answer? Is there anybody out there that feels the way I feel?

            How do you stay faithful to God’s people as you stand in disagreement with our current church leadership? I am so dissatisfied, I am so fed-up, so tired of the hypocrisy, the Business Network-like approach to church as the substitution to the Apostolic order.

            What about the “heroes” of our faith today? They are television stars, with their fancy houses, fancy clothing and fancy life-styles. They are cowards who spread their demonic doctrine of materialism. They are false prophets and teachers who deny Jesus’ Gospel to rather be friends with the world. All they speak about is money. They have members as if they are a part of a prestigious social club, but no desire to make disciples or to be disciples for that matter. They seek buildings over the power available to transform lives.

            Their message is empty and un-anointed sounding more like motivational speakers and not like the ambassadors of God’s Word that they are supposed to be. The focus is on what can we get. The focus is Me, Myself and I. They moved away from sacrifice and the confrontation of sin; those kinds of messages could affect their “Bottom Line.” Ya know! That is because the Word is no longer the center of their message, but they offer themselves as the main event.

            How do you stay faithful to God’s people as you stand in disagreement with our current church leadership? Am I looking for perfection? How can I demand a perfection that I don’t have? But I am looking for a man who is willing to follow God, a man who is willing to humble himself before the prophet when sin is revealed. Where is such man? I don’t see one, not one that is willing to place God above their denominational ideologies, not one that is willing to bring down the walls of his own pride.

            How do you stay faithful to God’s people as you stand in disagreement with our current church leadership? I don’t know, perhaps I am the problem! Who am I, after all, to even ask these questions?

2 thoughts on “The Honest Words of a Frustrated Preacher

  1. Angel, I read your reflection and I am in total in agreement with you. I understand your frustration because it’s the same frustration that beholds me and many others that don’t have a voice. Although, you and I may not see eye to eye in the whole higher power concept, I must say that I too was once a believer. Looking back; and reflecting on it, I was never happy with the fact that there’s but one bible yet so many denominations! As a mature adult, it’s easy for me to make that connection today and hence, understand the reason. There are as many denominations as there are needs to be met by man. Mans desire to interpret the bible to fit his needs is the sole reason why churches don’t seem to have the appeal they once did. I for one keep my mind open to the possibility of one day making such a connection with a power greater than myself but truth be said, I gotta find him on my own because the preachers who’s job to bring in the sheep is back firing rather, they seem to be scarring them off ( I’m talking about the normal thinking people not the mentally challenged who seem to stay for more). How do you stay faithful to God’s people as you stand in disagreement with our current church leadership? That’s a tough one because turning against the church could be seen as turning against the people especially, when there won’t be a shortage of preacher who will try to bring you down. I will tell you this, “perhaps this is your calling”! To save man from greed, lust, power… in other words to save them from some preachers and their churches. It’s kinda scary when you think how today you not only fight outside worldly forces, but also battle the sinful forces inside the church. “Your in for big fight”, maybe the biggest one of your life. Your are going against what has already been established, and to some extent accepted, (David and Goliath) My suggestion is to tighten your belt and as the bible says pick up your cross and follow me. Hey, the little man doesn’t always loose so don’t despair.

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    1. Love your words! You minister to me, you made me think and you make me laugh, Hey, the little man doesn’t always loose so don’t despair.” LOL! God bless you, whomever you are…thank you!

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