ISN'T CHRISTIANITY AT ALL.
HOW DID WE GET HERE? WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT IT?
Jesus and all the apostles warned us that the majority of Christians would fall away from the faith and be deceived. Like the Church of Sardis in the book of Revelation, these people would think they're alive, but really they would be dead. This is a warning that many Christians don't even realize exists, and even fewer Christians take seriously... yet it is the single biggest warning in the New Testament! Dead Church looks at this warning in the context of what Scripture also says about apostasy, false teaching, and how Jesus defined Christianity. It challenges popular beliefs, traditions, and theologies which Christians have accepted but are not biblical. It challenges Christians to put fresh eyes on Bible verses they think they already know. It challenges Christians to re-think Modern Church's answers to many questions.
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On the surface, the Western Church seems alive and well - there are churches on every corner, billions of Christians worldwide, and almost everyone has heard the name of Jesus. But Dead Church proves that the apostles' warnings have come true, and at its core, the Church is dead. It challenges Christians to re-think the Modern Church's answer to the question, "What must I do to be saved?" whether the religion they are familiar with is really Christianity at all.
OUT OF CONTEXT VERSES
Most of our modern understanding of the Bible comes from sermons, devotionals, theology books, commentaries, and the like. We are so familiar with certain verses that we feel like we know them very well. This is extremely dangerous, because oftentimes the context sheds a completely different light on the meaning of a particular verse... and oftentimes it is very different from what we have been taught or what we have come to believe.
ON THE BIBLE
The Bible is a very connected book. It fits together perfectly. Oftentimes Christians don't read it enough to make the connections, but they're there. One parable Jesus tells in Luke can be better understood by something Matthew also adds about the same story. Something Peter says can only be understood by seeing what he also said somewhere else.
In the Church, the topic of Spiritual Gifts is talked about often. It's familiar to anyone that has spent a significant amount of Sundays in church. But do we really understand the topic? Do we understand the significance, purpose, and meaning or do we just know how to spit back a bunch of catch-phrases that we've soaked up?
COLOSSIANS 3:16 MUSIC
'Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts." (Colossians 3:16, NIV). Songs are not just for praise - they are also for teaching and admonishing. Songs have a way of sticking in your head more than almost anything else... why not harness that power so that the Word of God and the things he teaches are what is "sticking"?
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