Supporting the Worldly, Lukewarm Church is Sin
by Pastor Steve Brown
Master of Divinity, Asbury Seminary
The time has come for us Christians to stop supporting churches and pastors who refuse to follow Christ all the way and refuse godly living and a life by God’s word alone.
I have been in churches where a man of God was fired because he preached the hot, complete Gospel, yet many still continued to attend and support that church as if it did no wrong. To fire and persecute a true preacher is such a terrible sin! It is worse than homosexuality. (Matt. 10:14 & 15). But to support a Pastor, when you know he is either a hypocrite or lukewarm or perverting the gospel, is also evil.
The church is causing Christians all over to commit sin; especially the sin of living half-hearted, lukewarm lives for Christ. Jesus said, “If your eye or hand offend you, cut it off. It’s better to enter heaven maimed than to go to hell whole." It’s better to cut the organized church off and go to heaven then to let it take you to hell.
If you are supporting a lukewarm, watered-down church, or even an apostate church with your money and attendance, trying to conform and fit in rather than rebuking such sin, then you are living in sin by partaking in their sin, and Christ will judge you along with that church if you keep attending there. Leave while you can and tell them why you must leave if you’re strong enough to do it. If not at least leave quietly.