Why the Ignorance?

Why do we have so many people in churches that, after years and years of membership, know so little about the Word? It is understandable that babes in Chris need to be taught and discipled, but seasoned Christians should know. There are more examples, but let me start with these seven;

1. Church gatherings are becoming more business-like meetings: All about money, fundraising, the building and what people can get.

2. A focus on “Sermons” that are a combination of Christian psychology, secular psychology, and foolishness to justify behaviors. God’s Word is manipulated and twisted to serve an agenda.

3. The exaltation of man’s opinion: We are back to the days of Constantine, where the opinion of prestige men was of the same importance and, in cases, more important than God’s Word.

4. Compromising and surrendering to political correctness: In other words, you have folks that are so concerned about the world’s validation that they are willing to deny Christ truth.

5. Lack of bold leadership: Many are just cowards. They carry these titles, but no substance, no wisdom and no courage. They are afraid of leading and in the name of, “Let’s pray about it.” They refuse to do what God’s Word already instructs us to do. Prayer here is not with the purpose of guidance and strength, but with the purpose of delaying and avoiding what needs to be done.

6. Lack of Passion for the Development of a Relationship With Christ: These people do not have a prayer life and do not study God’s Word.

7. Unbiblical Church Governments: The Church has only three governmental positions:

    • Deacons: Servants; called to set the tables. They take care of the practical duties of the church.
    • Elders: These are a group of men that lead the local church.
    • Apostles: These are assigned to regions. They are the highest position in the government of the church.

         Out of these three positions the gifts flow; so you can be an elder, but have the gift of administration. You can be an elder, but operate as an evangelist or pastor, etc. So when you call for a church leadership meeting you are calling Deacons and Elders; not staff, or co-pastor, assistant pastor, trustee, etc. These are man-made positions.

         Why the ignorance? I hope that this small article helped you to address this question and encourage you to grow in the Lord.

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.

6 thoughts on “Why the Ignorance?”

  1. Pastor Angel have you studied any about the New Age infiltration in the church. I am reading up on it an have talked to some people of God about what they have observed. I just wanted to know if this is something you are finding to be more frequent in churches. Would love to hear your thoughts on it.


  2. Angel it is getting discouraging. The more I read the word of God the more I grow concerned about the lack of spiritual maturity in believers. We have grown cold to the things of the Lord. Some days as I preach I feel like I am beating my head against the wall. Maybe I should!


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