7 Lies Modern Churches Need to Stop Believing
Crosswalk - To glimpse the devastating consequences which can stem from swallowing a lie, look no further than the lowly caterpillar.
While munching its merry way along a plant, a caterpillar may happen upon a leaf that looks like a perfectly sumptuous snack. But the caterpillar doesn’t know that one of its most insidious enemies, the tachinid fly, has already visited that leaf—and left behind a clutch of teeny, tiny eggs. Unwittingly, the caterpillar scarfs down the eggs along with the leaf.
w the havoc begins to unfurl. The eggs hatch into larvae, which begin to consume the caterpillar. On the outside, the caterpillar is marching along on its business as usual. But on the inside, it’s slowly dying. Its inner assassins develop into adult tachinids, which burst forth to go and lay eggs of their own. Rather than fulfilling its mission to become a butterfly, the caterpillar dies as an asset to its enemy.
Now let’s think about how a similar process can unfold in the church. Scripture warns us that we, like the caterpillar, have an enemy who’s constantly seeking “someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). Jesus called this....READ MORE
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