Churches would be more popular if they stopped 'banging on' about God

UK - Cathedrals are doing better than churches because they don't "bang on" about God, Sir Simon Jenkins has suggested. “One or two sociologists have explained it, one said if you go to a cathedral now it's anonymous. It's pillar worship, people can't see you reading. No one shakes you by the hand, no one says peace be upon you."

"I asked a canon once why cathedrals are doing so well, he said 'unlike churches we don't bang on about God'. Which is very odd but also I sense rather true." Sir Simon highlighted the importance of the services they offered, saying: "Music is very important, evensong is the most popular service, people go for the music."

"They (cathedrals) don't feel obliged to be religious. I think the churches, particularly cathedrals, are responding to people’s desire for something that they might call spiritual. They are meditative, they are buildings where people find peace. They find peace in the music and the spirit."

Our comment

This is a prophesied end time attitude.

Note these quotes:

“...we don't bang on about God”

"Music is very important ….people go for the music.”

“They find peace in the music and the spirit.”

Now - read what the prophet Isaiah was inspired to write over 2,700 years ago.

"Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:

That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:

Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.

Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon: Therefore this iniquity [lawlessness] shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant.” (Isaiah 30:8 -13)

Christianity today desires that they “...speak unto us smooth things”!

Back in Isaiah's time, the call was: “Stop telling us about your Holy One of Israel.” Today, in British cathedrals - the supposed centrepiece of worship - they “don't bang on about God”!

The people want nice music. The people seek a “spiritual experience”. So the church gives them what they want. It provides “nice music”, it gives people a “spiritual experience”, it preaches the “smooth things” which the people demand, but the modern church does not teach the people to obey God.

Why is this important, even vital, for us today?

We would do well to keep in mind that soon after God inspired Isaiah to give this warning to the people of ancient Israel, they were destroyed and taken into captivity by the Assyrian empire.

- The bulging wall IS about to break.

- Calamity IS going to strike our countries suddenly in the very near future.

- God's warning still stands today – to modern day Israel.

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Today we find the Church of God in a “wilderness of religious confusion!”

The confusion is not merely around the Church – within the religions of the world outside – but WITHIN the very heart of The True Church itself!

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Listen to Me, You who know righteousness, You people in whose heart is My Law: …I have put My words in your mouth, I have covered you with the shadow of My hand, That I may plant the heavens, Lay the foundations of the earth, and say to Zion, “you are My people” (Isaiah 51:7,16)