Pastor John feels it is time to show the world how far from Christianity we have gotten. He wants to Change the Face of Christianity and make it mean something! If you do not understand what this means, let me explain it to you.
Today we have people who do not want to go to church for very good reasons! There are the "church hurt" people. Church hurt means someone who was hurt by their church. This could be someone who turned to their church for help and was turned away. It could mean someone who was judged in church, felt pushed away or uncomfortable within their church or disagrees with everything going on inside of their church. How do you take a church hurt person and get them to trust in a church again?
At one time, it was very respectful to be a Christian. Today, it is not cool to be a Christian because look how bible thumping Christians behave! They think they are holier than thou, better than others, quote bible scripture out of one side while the other side behaves like a fool and hypocrite. People like to claim they are a Christian and their actions speak otherwise. In fact, some people run from those who claim they are Christians. If you are a true Christian, there is no need to brag or state it because your actions will prove it (one way or the other).
Let’s take a look at the Catholic Church. How do you trust that your child can attend a catholic school or church without your supervision? You can't and it is being proven over and over. The molestation that happens on a daily basis is not subsiding. Once it was swept under the rug but today it is coming out more and more. Even with the news being publicized, the priests are still continuing down this dark satanic path.
Take a look at the doctrine being preached by preachers all over the world. The one you will see on T.V. at any time of the day is the prosperity doctrine. When did Jesus tell us to preach for money? Who said it was okay to take payment for prayer? This is wrong on so many levels. It just makes me sick! Damnation is a very scary word that these preachers must not understand!
So what heals us? It is simple, our faith through Jesus Christ and our trust in the one and only true God, the Almighty! NOT A MAN ON A PULPIT claiming to have magical powers. They might as well get their crystal ball out and pretend to speak in tongues to it! Come on people! Don't be so ignorant to believe that a sinful man can heal your sickness. It doesn't work like that, never has and nowhere in the bible does it say it does! One of the greatest scriptures to support this is the woman in the bible that bled for many years, touched the cloak of Jesus and he turned to her to say "Woman, your FAITH has healed you". How great are those words!
So you say you are a Christian but others will judge you. They will point the finger at you and say you're not politically correct. Why can a Christian not stand for what is written in the Holy Bible and not be criticized? There is an answer. Jesus said we can be persecuted for our belief. Matthew 5:10 - 11 "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when men shall revile you and persecute you and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake." The beatitudes are wonderful and tell us what will happen. Are we willing to endure the persecution, and at what cost?
According to Pastor John, if he had to base Christianity upon what he sees and hears on T.V., radio, and in church, he would NOT be one! Most people wouldn't be one with these outlets as their guidelines. Pick up the Holy Bible and figure out what you believe, not what someone else tells you to believe. That someone else is not going to stand beside you and take the heat when you are asked by God on your final day "why did you do this".
The Face of Christianity needs a face lift! Remove the evil and replace with our one true God, His laws, His will, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is that simple!