When Church Leaders Turn Their Back On Biblical Authority

The churches in America of the 21st century have become increasingly distant from what the bible actually says. In fact some Pastors, like Andy Stanley and Craig Groeschel of Life Church, and Max Lucado, who both endorsed Stanley's book, Irresistible, no longer believe that the Old Testament is still valid; meaning that they are no longer believe in the Word of God.

Now at 21 years past the 21st century
The church is in shambles
More led by the CDC and local health department
Than the eternal Word of God

Billions of dollars in church buildings now at 30 or less percent capacity
But churches still raising billions more for more buildings
To sit unused
People told to stay at home, not greet, not get close to one another
Not even your own family
Life is too dangerous, faith can’t save you anymore
Only a mask and the CDC guidelines can
Don’t come to me for prayer
Send a text message instead
Lay your hands on the sick
A thing of the past to them

The unbiblical, faithless, cultural church of the 21st Century
It's like they are going by a new version of the bible: The 21st Century American Cultural Christianity Version
For example, Matthew 8 would be something like -
Jesus yelled at the leper, yo stay 20 feet back
Social distancing bro, get your mask back on

I’m scared
And stay away from my new lambo too
You might damage the paint job
Just shoot me a text of your prayer request to 316
I’ll answer you back a prayer emoji
When I get a chance
Gotta get back to the house, to watch sports on tv
Watch me later, spout out a powerful sermon

On facebook live
On split cam will be my good buddies
The Pharisees and Saduccees
To give you some social distancing do’s and don’ts
Don’t want to miss it
Better to be safe than sorry
Don’t forget to give a credit card donation
The bigger the donation and more debt you are in the better
To our new building fund

For our new, socially distant, seats people 20 feet apart
Plexiglass between seats, design
Seats 250, for only 250 million shekels
Love you man, peace out, give me an air fist bump


While I wouldn't claim to support everything every pastor says (I'm quite sure I don't) I would point out a few things about the old testament. First, not all of it is the literal word of God or even claims to be. Second, Jesus broke the old covenant and created a new one. This did in fact negate at least some of the Old Testament. Third, there are plenty of things in the Old Testament that virtually no Christians follow today: certain eating habits, certain clothing habits, certain punishments for certain crimes or sins, etc.

The New Testament is why Christians are different than Jews and why we don't follow all the same rules. The Old Testament certainly shouldn't be ignored but what applies to modern Christians and what doesn't as well as the context can be a complicated subject and it's really one that isn't discussed enough I think. When these rules are reiterated, modified or mentioned in some other way in the New Testament then it is easy. When they aren't, interpretation is going to vary. In either case, the Old Testament is important context for interpreting the New Testament.

Painfully accurate. Thanks for the reminder to always be in God's Word and not only read but to apply it, constantly!