How You Know Jesus Has Left Your Church | Sojourners

Here’s how you know Jesus has left your church: When only the powerful are allowed to speak and preach the word of God. When forgiveness is offered without repentance. When there is no cross, only a theology of glory of the powerful. When the oppressed are silenced. When the sin of the oppressed is condemned, while the sin of the powerful is covered up and forgiven without repentance. When the Bible is twisted to glorify white, wealthy male-dominated culture. When piety becomes a show, and true acts of discipleship are called sinful, embarrassing, or un-Christian. When Jesus has left your church building, you ignore his words: “Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven … whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they may be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward.” – Matthew 6:1,5-

Source: How You Know Jesus Has Left Your Church | Sojourners

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