Five Danger Signs in Churches

June 23, 2017
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If any of these danger signs are present in your church, you need to take note. They can signal decline, dead theology, or even death of the church.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • There is a growing danger of the exclusivity of Christ being lost in many churches.
  • Any rationale that minimizes evangelism is contrary to Scripture.
  • Evangelism doesn’t just happen. It requires intentionality.
  • Actions should emanate from your preaching of the Word.
  • Your church’s missions and evangelism should focus locally as well as globally.
  • When you insist on always getting your way in a relationship, the relationship eventually will deteriorate.

The five danger signs we cover are:

  1. Doubts about the exclusivity of salvation through Christ.
  2. Waning efforts at evangelism.
  3. Making doctrine and works either/or.
  4. Forgetting Jerusalem.
  5. Fighting rather than going and doing.

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