Category: Falling Away

Churches Of The Dead

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Proverbs 21:16 says this: The man who wanders off from the way of understanding will dwell in the congregation of the dead.” The Hebrew here is fascinating. The word for “kahal” which, translated into Greek, becomes “ekklesia,” which means “church.” So it could be translated as this: The man who wanders off from the way of understanding will dwell in the church of the dead. This is relevant to our day as we witness more and more churches and denominations wandering away from the Word of God in order to follow the ways of the world and the dictates of the times. In doing so, many have even embraced what the Bible clearly calls an abomination. They’ve wandered off and so it’s no accident that these same denominations have largely become the churches of the dead. It’s true of churches and true of people.

All the more, in a day of wandering off and apostasy, you be the one who holds to God’s Word in everything. Be that person of no compromise, and you will never end up dwelling in a church or life of the dead.

Today’s Mission – Have you in any way wandered off the path of God’s perfect will for your life? Today take the steps you need to get back on – in the center of His will and calling.

by Jonathan Cahn

Man Has Lost God

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

Thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to dust. Psalm 104:29

The average person in the world today, without faith and without God and without hope, is engaged in a desperate personal search and struggle throughout his lifetime. He does not really know what he is doing here. He does not know where he is going. The sad commentary is that everything he is doing is being done on borrowed time, borrowed money and borrowed strength—and he already knows that in the end he will surely die! It boils down to the bewildered confession of many humans that they have lost God somewhere along the way. Man, made more like God than any other creature, has become less like God than any other creature. Created to reflect the glory of God, he has retreated sullenly into his cave—reflecting only his own sinfulness. Certainly it is a tragedy above all tragedies in this world that love has gone from man’s heart. Beyond that, light has gone from his mind. Having lost God, he blindly stumbled on through this dark world to find only a grave at the end!

by A.W. Tozer