Paul wrote to young Timothy in 1st Timothy for the very purpose of pastoring a Church (Ephesus) that was allowing unsound theology and ungodly methodologies to creep in the Church. Therefore the theme verse for 1st Timothy is 3:15, it says, "but if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the Church of the living God, the pillar and ground for the truth." (KJV)
WHAT IS IT TODAY THAT CHURCHES OF CONSERVATIVE CONVICTIONS ARE BEING CONDEMNED FOR?
#1 - TRADITIONAL TIGHTNESS
Conservative Convictions in a believer will produce them to be deemed a "traditionalist". Traditionalist is defined as a stubbornly conservative and narrow-minded person. When you uphold the Bible, the never changing word of God, as your belief and behavior you will be deemed a narrow minded individual that doesn't change.
Today, American Churches have began to compromise with culture and broaden our minds to different doctrines and methods. SOME WAY'S THIS IS HAPPENING: Jesus is not the only way to God, but one of the ways. Turning the Lord's DAY into the Lord's HOUR. (Sunday morning only services) Loosening up on the total abstinence of ALCHOOL. Allowing SEXUAL pleasure outside of marriage to be acceptable. Being addictive to a "lesser" drug, pain PILLS. Churches have loosened their standards, thinking they will gain people. While attempting to gain people by dropping our traditions and teaming up with worldly powers, we are seeing the power of God leave the Church of Christ and the country that was found on "in God we trust". (Hosea 7:7-11)
"CULTURE COMPROMISE IS TO COMMIT SPIRITUAL SUICIDE"
#2 - PASSIONATE PERSUADERS
Conservatives holding to biblical convictions, are deemed as to aggressive. It's time we play offensive rather than defensive against a Liberal and aggressive take over? It was once in Biblical times and in our country we were passionate about persuading other's to the Word of God. The World is now trying to tell us: calm down, don't get to excited, don't door knock on my door, no need for to much church, Don't preach to long or to loud, make sure you got the right________. (fill in the blank)
I say to you Church across America, hold to a passionate pursuit of other's, snatching them out of the fire's of Hell. (Jude 20-23) The Word of God has changed lives for decades, and he still will do so today by the traditional and passionate pursuit of the Church!
#3 - NON-PROGRESSIVE
The bottom line here is, some things just don't need to be changed. Non - progressive Conservatives is considered as ole-fashion and out of date. The World is trying to tell us we need to change the way we do things, for it's a "new day".
America Church is attempting to be progressive in their methods, missing out on a out pour of the Holy Ghost sent from Heaven. In the very first revival of the Bible in Genesis 35, pictures Jacob returning back to bethel where he first meet God. He progressed back where the power of God was and not forward where the power of God was missing.
TODAY MANY CHURCH'S ARE TO WORRIED ABOUT PROGRESSIVE WAY'S THAT WILL SUBDUE IN THE END. Churches look like a circus rather than a church service. Churches more worried about entertainment than evangelism. Today's Church wants the latest program rather than the presence of God that has Changed lives since the foundation of time.
CONCLUSION IS, call me what you wanna call me, but I stand on the unchanging truths of the Word of God. I bend not for the progressive liberal culture in America society or religious circles of people trying to tell me to calm down for my Jesus! When don't need a reformation or a "new way", we need Holy Ghost power and presence of revival to this land and to Church of Jesus Christ. (Acts 2, Jeremiah 31, 2 Chronicles 7)
WILL YOU JOIN WITH ME AS WE UPHOLD THE CONSERVATIVE CONVICTIONS THE CHURCH SHOULD BE HOLDING TO??
Keeping in the "Ole Path"