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Ten Plagues Besetting the Evangelical Church Today

As I write it is the day before the 2019 General Election in the UK.  I have undertaken to help out the local Brexit Party.  Not that I am at all persuaded that Nigel Farage has it all right!  Far from it.  But he does seem to represent a significant step in the right direction.  Political change occurs incrementally over the course of time.  So too does the health and integrity of God’s kingdom as it manifests itself in the Churches.  Who am I to take stock of where we’re at?  I’m a relative nobody – a professional teacher of Physics and a father of four children who have collectively bequeathed to me nearly twelve grandchildren.

I write here in the conviction that the contemporary Church scene is about as broken as the domestic politics.  The Brexit shenanigans of the majority ‘remainer’ parliamentarians have been a frightful spectacle over the past three years.  But worse still is the posture of the evangelical Christian constituency which has run away from every overture of engagement with Christian Reconstruction – its twin fore-fingers planted deeply within its ears!  It will not hear nor heed the warnings.  Others, far more savvy and articulate than me have audited its health.  Like Belshazzar of old, the writing has been on the wall – for decades now!  Here’s my final piece on just what’s wrong and what needs to be done to rescue the situation, etc.  May God open your eyes and soften your heart to His Truth.  Nebuchadnezzar learnt the hard way that God’s kingdom rules over the kingdoms of men.  It would appear that personal humiliation must precede authentic repentance.  May God give us grace to fall as seeds to the ground, die and thereafter to discover the glorious liberty of true life and salvation in His kingdom!

Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.  (Jn 12:23-25)

Steve Layfield

Ten Plagues of 21st Century Churchianity