As I look at the state of the Church today and what is going on within it;
As I look at the way Christians are behaving and living their lives – no different than those who do not claim Jesus as Lord;
As I look at the lack of passion and enthusiasm for the things of the Lord;
As I see the lack of biblical knowledge, understanding and insight of most believers who are almost totally ignorant of the book;
As I see dwindling attendance and falling revenues;
As I see a lack of serious commitment to the Great Commission to reach out and save the lost;
I reached the conclusion that I have had enough – enough is enough – and I quit, effective immediately!
I quit babysitting believers who, by now, should have grown up and got on with the thinks of the Kingdom
I quit being politically correct when what is needed is a blunt and honest expression of the truth as it is truth that sets people free
I quit chasing believers who have stopped coming to Church, who are offended at someone in the Church, who believe that you don’t need to worship with other believers; who chose to use Sundays for family and friends or to catch-up on things around the house or at the office, or whatever stupid excuse they have for being disobedient to God’s Word
I quit listening to people justify why they are living with (and sleeping with) someone they are not married to
I quit caring about the reasons people give for not tithing – I already know why they don’t tithe … they are in rebellion to the Lordship of Jesus and have decided they know better than God and want to live with financial struggles the rest of their lives
I quit having coffee with Church members who are really not members at all – as they are not connected to this local body of believers and are using it for whatever they can get out of it – never giving but always taking
I quit trying to help people straighten out their lives (marriage, kids, job situation, finances) unless I see some serious commitment to change on their part first – so that it is apparent they really want help because they are actually desperate enough to do something on their own about things without being prompted, pushed, and yelled at
I quit teaching people who are simply tolerating the Word and show absolutely no interest in what God is saying to His people this day – in fact, I am now bluntly asking them after the service why they bother to come in the first place
I quit being tolerant and understanding when people nod off or sleep through my teaching – this is God’s Word for goodness sake – If you are that tired stay home. Or, better still, party on Friday night and go to bed early on Saturday night
I quit chasing people who have received prophetic words about a call of God and an anointing on their lives – but who are doing nothing to cooperate with that word so that it will come to pass
I quit trying to live on less income than I should simply because people are not tithing – yet they go out to eat after Church on Sunday and spend 5 times what they placed in the offering plate
I quit sacrificing “normal things” for the Church – I am willing to sacrifice everything for the Lord – but, for the Church – very little
I quit hoping it is going to get better – I am now looking for those who are hungry for the Lord and we will run together the race set before this Church and the others can catch up later if they want to or find us when and if the dust settles
I quit draging a dead horse – if the horse is dead, dismount
I quit listening to those who are always critical of what others are doing and yet never lift a finger to help or become involved
I quit caring what you think Church should look like, smell like, function like, sound like … Jesus already determined all that 2,000+ years ago and the rest is a pointless academic argument
I quit going to conferences and seminars – unl;ess they will help me to fulfill the call that is on every believers life – to seek and save the lost
I quit chasing the latest and the greatest – I am busy following Jesus
I quit caring what you think – I play to an audience of one – Jesus!
I have permanently quit playing Church effective immediately as I seriously want to get on with what the Lord is doing and I am simply tired of the wailing and moaning, the excuses and the crap, the lack of commitment and enthusiasm, the absentee believers, and the armchair coaches who are so out of spiritual shape that they never step on the playing field.
I’m here for you – if you are here for Jesus! Otherwise, don’t call me and don’t wait for me to call you as I just quit!