The modern Church has stalled at the level of missionary RALLY led by Evangelist-Preachers and failed to move-on with the ancient Church to the level of discipleship CHURCH led by Pastor-Teachers.
The modern CULTURAL Church in their paganized mentality celebrate only the REDEMPTION which Grace has brought them but they hardly meditate on the RESPONSIBILITY which that Grace was meant for. For them Grace is the SAME as Glory which they claim to have already obtained. To this cultural Church which is falsely evangelical, Grace is PERMISSION to live as you would since they think it is no longer possible to be in danger of His wrath and judgment. They please themselves and only celebrate Christ as Saviour but do not also submit to Him as Lord.
*The ancient SCRIPTURAL Church* by their apostolic mentality did not only celebrate the redemption which Grace has brought them but they also meditated on the responsibility which Grace was meant for. To them Grace is the MEANS for Glory which they were yet to obtain. To that scriptural Church which was truly apostolic, Grace was POWER to live as you should to please God since it is still possible to be in danger of God’s wrath and judgment. They denied themselves and did not only celebrate Christ as Saviour but did also submit to Him as Lord.
May God help His Church to …. not come out of Egypt only to be stalled and perish in the Wilderness, but also to follow through till entrance into the Promised Land.