What Religious Institutional Churches are Lacking.
In my reading and seeing regarding the religious denominated Sunday-go-meetings of religious institutions, the greatest lack is the...Lack of People.
More often than not, all the pews are empty of people who the denominated attendees class as..."sinners"...and the vast majority of the pews are empty of...saints."
Sinners no longer attend and saints are leaving in droves! Why?
Is it because:
You speak in a religious language that is as dead as the ancient Latin language of the past that no longer resonates with people who now think for themselves and can see through the religious facade?
Your vision is blurred because of your denominated religious-spectacles and you can’t see past your denominated affiliation and beliefs when it comes the the Gospel of Christ?
Your love is to selective and exclusive, and only for the people who have checked off your denominated doctrinal boxes to filter out the spiritual rift-raft dissenters who do not line up with your brand of religion...saints and sinners alike?
Your loving is different the love of Jesus?
People are sick of the "Blame and Shame" game being played by the denominated to affect behavior modification?
The atmosphere is one of judgement and condemnation?
The setting is monologue lecturing rather than dialogue communication?
The hypocritical daily living of the religious does not line up with worn Sunday-go-meeting mask?
The God the Sunday-go-meeting people go to meet with is irrelevant to people's daily living of life?
People are not spiritually satisfied with noise of Sunday performances that does nothing for people who are seeking a vital relationship with God?
The religious-themed performance piece is not conducive to providing space for communication and relationship and the pew-warmers are fed up with just pew-warming?
Religion is to much into...preaching at people...trying to convert people...telling people they are going to hell...fighting people...judging people, and sin-diagnosing people...condemning people...and NOT LISTENING to people simply to understand them?
Our loving Father wants us to draw near to Him...not out of duty...obligation or shame...but out of genuine love. He’s not looking for servants. He’s looking for friend who are lovers.
“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)