WHAT DO YOU SEE IN TODAY’S CHURCH

                   

Today is another day, very sunny day right now. Its Sunday…I almost forget its Sunday….

I just came out of service thinking of what to write. For Some let go and make friends  and see new outfit, latest fashion, For some let go for going sake, for some let go to fulfill all righteousness  at least I went to church. Some go for serving God, but for Patrick am not too good in church.Am not the religious type. From my introduction above. I can now ask. What do you see in today’s church?

I ask a girl, what sermon was preach today? She was like. I didn’t hear what the pastor preached. Not going to be possible where all they do is snap chat, surf, chat and selfie taking in the church. This era of Christianity, where most phones have bible app. No bible again to go with to Church.
Am guilty of that also, the era where you pray through your phone in the church.

The era where you see club girls going to church to show off their body, if any real guy can take them out. The era in church where there is division,if you don’t belong to any group or society you will be neglected….

Some people go to church but ask them what the name of your pastor, some be like “What my business with name of the pastor”. These are the things we see in today church. You can go to church but not a Christian.
This era of today’s church where boys go to church to look for girlfriends all in the name of “she is my sister in the church”. Church were people come and sleep when the sermon is been preach but if its club/party. “You dance till dawn”.       

Ask someone today, did you go to church? The question is always yes, 80% are yes.
Check there life,is not worth than going to church, who are  you deceiving.

Church where you have to see men displaying their wealth. But ask them to help the church with donation, they will say the money is not there. But you ride three jeeps  and have 6 houses.

For now I have to drop my pen…..For the last time.

What do you see in today’s church?

Which of this activities are you guity of in the church today?

 

Please let me know all your reactions, views and insights in the comment box below!

 

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Kogwuonye Patrick Onyeka

Writer/Blogger/Educator/Tutor

University of Benin

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98 Comments

  1. So true. People are busy in their own lives .. beliefs are being destroyed now and then. Tho Christianity ranks worlds second largest religion. We still can’t say anything.. cause people are free to choose these things.. we have no rights to comment..

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i apprecaite very much.

      Nice comment there. Everybody with there believe. I get you.

      Still agree with that statement “””””cause people are free to choose these things..””””””

      Thanks again

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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  2. I never visited one but sad to know this. A place where the heart visits to attain peace with mind with the Lord, continues to be unrest for materialistic and fantasy needs. But I believe there would be surely for many in the crowd who would be visiting the church for the its intended purpose.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i apprecaite very much.

      Want i love in your comment is this one “”””A place where the heart visits to attain peace with mind with the Lord, continues to be unrest for materialistic and fantasy needs.”””””

      You really made my day with this inspired comment. Am happy you said my mind
      Wow wow wow -A place where the heart visits to attain peace with mind with the Lord, continues to be unrest for materialistic and fantasy needs””””

      Nice comment Mr Ravi s

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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  3. Part of my post on People Watching (https://happymesshappiness.wordpress.com/2018/01/04/people-watching) mentioned about what I saw/observed in the church when me and my friends attended the mass some time last December. It seems to me that they don’t really go there to listen to the preaching. They go there to talk, chat, take selfies, nap, etc. It seems like a dating place even. These are some of the reasons why I stopped going to church since 2009. The visit to church last December was unplanned, and I wasn’t happy with what I’ve seen.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i apprecaite very much.

      I want to write to the comment on my post as you said, i quote “”””
      It seems to me that they don’t really go there to listen to the preaching. They go there to talk, chat, take selfies, nap, etc. It seems like a dating place even. These are some of the reasons why I stopped going to church since 2009. The visit to church last December was unplanned, and I wasn’t happy with what I’ve seen””””””

      I understand what you saying an what you saw, but its a race of our own. You do not have to check other people life to justifies yours.
      Its about human difference, some feel its good to do that in the church. But we have ours to answer.
      You stop going to church because of that which you saw was not a good decision.
      Except you have other reasons why you stopped going.
      I know you saw alot that time. Just try and go back and amend things ok.

      Dear JUST_ME
      Going to church and being a christian is the greatest gift of life.
      From your site i can see” happiness”.
      Just be happy,the only thing i want you to do is to advice them,
      Just tell them that what they are doing is not good. Finish. You have played your role. Just a simple sentence like this “””brother or sister, can i have a word with you”””” that is it ok..
      The rest you know what to discuss.

      Thanks again for such comment.
      I will check on your site after the reply of this comment ..

      Thanks again for the comment.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    2. Hi! I didn’t mean to check other people’s lives in order to justify mine. Don’t get me wrong. What other people do with their lives is out of my control, it’s merely an observation. I wrote what I saw not to judge them. And yes, perhaps I’ll give it a try to go back to church again. And of course, yes, just be happy. And I am. 🙂

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    3. Thanks for replying me.

      Am so sorry for that If i got you wrong….am sorry…. forgive me for that..
      May be i didn’t get you well.

      But again i like this last reply when you said “””What other people do with their lives is out of my control, it’s merely an observation””””

      When we observe something wrong, its our own right to tell the person sir/ma,this is not proper. But in the society we are nobody is ready to accept that him/her is wrong . Ok…

      Observation go a lot in telling the person what is wrong and write.

      Lastly, you made my day by this last sentence “””And yes, perhaps I’ll give it a try to go back to church again. And of course, yes, just be happy. And I am. 🙂”””””

      It will be good when you do that. you will found yourself being happy the more.

      Always found this two things in your mind
      Peace and love..

      Thanks again for the reply Mr/Mrs JUST_ME

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    4. Thanks for replying back to me. i appreciate your time.

      Now i Know its miss.
      Thanks for letting me know .ok
      Miss just _me.

      Love us to to be friends if you like …

      Same to you? Enjoy your sunday

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    5. I don’t use facebook. I don’t like it actually. I have instagram but it’s private. I use whatsapp but then my identity will be revealed! 😉 same with hangout. Hahaha! I recently made a twitter account. So I chat with people I knew from blogging there. Just Me. 🙂

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    6. Am not on twitter that much….
      Let try hangout…it more faster for me…

      That is where all my blog list friends are…
      Ok just to that for me…..as your name read ….do that for JUST_ME …

      Lol…..

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i apprecaite very much.

      The addiction is very much. screen every where.

      I agree with that statement”””People are addicted to screen now a days. They have forgotten how to attain peace and be happy””””

      Sometimes am guity of it. Am not excluding myself.
      But been able to control it, is the main thing

      Once more, Thanks for you contribution here on the post

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    1. Thanks for replying me.

      Wow….sorry i didn’t know. Hope you did not get upset with my reply.

      I like your last sentence in your reply”””Yet whenever I visit a church I find it so peaceful, unlike our temples.””””””

      That is really cool and kind of you to say.
      I appreciate that very much. It shows how sincere you are.

      Did you observe any thing when you visited those churches?

      Agains,thanks for that reply “”””Yet whenever I visit a church I find it so peaceful, unlike our temples.”””””””

      Happy sunday Mr ushnish

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    2. Thanks for replying back to me. I appreciate that also for your time.

      Wow…..you just said what is in your mind “”””But Churches I feel have a tune to their prayers”””””

      Good of you.. Thanks for the acknowledgement in the church..

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    3. Thanks for replying me back.
      You just saying what you observe when you are in the church..
      Its your right to say it whether bad or good.

      But from what you said””””” I hope I am not offending anyone?”””””
      You are not offending anybody. You are saying your observation ok …

      What you observe is true…ok

      Thanks again Mr Ushnish The Crown 👑

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    1. That which is missing from today’s church is teaching that actually teaches. Too many sermons just cover the surface. It may be due to a congregation, or board, that controls the pastor. Very little of the things that I write are spoken by local pastors. I wish that more pastors would dig for information that is needed so much by their congregations. Thanks for asking.

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    2. Thanks for replying  back to me.

      I agree to your short statement “””That which is missing from today’s church is teaching that actually teaches”””
      Thanks again for saying your mind.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    1. Much of that which takes place in the church today gets my mind going., wondering why it is not as it should be. The purpose of the leadership of a church is stated in Eph 4:12, (equipping the saints for works of ministry for the building up of the body of Christ.” That is something that is lacking, and touches almost everything that goes on in a congregation.

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    2. Thanks for replying  back to me.
      Your own observation is about leadership, as you stated in your reply now”””That is something that is lacking, and touches almost everything that goes on in a congregation.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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  4. First to begin with the church is not the building but (US) yes we as in the people! We are all members of his body, who? Christ Jesus! I know why I attend church and that’s to praise and worship him in spirit and in truth! To hear from him, to grow more closer to him! To be in his presence. May God be with us all in Jesus Name! He’s coming soon and we need to work out our INDIVIDUAL salvation/relationship with him instead of casting our eyes on the distractions and actions of men and put back our focus on him, before its too late! Let us walk as the wise and not as the unwise! Thanks for sharing God bless you! Xx

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i apprecaite very much.
      this is the part i love in this reply
      “”””””we need to work out our INDIVIDUAL salvation/relationship with him instead of casting our eyes on the distractions and actions of men and put back our focus on him, before its too late! Let us walk as the wise and not as the unwise! “””””””

      Thanks again for the comment.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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  5. I used to be at church everytime the doors opened. However a pastor turned out to be a monster behind a pulpit for me. (Not even at my* church). When I went to my* church for compassion they verbally stoned me. I see church as a money hungry business who’s too self involved to reach out to others. Nothing that I care to be a part of at this time.

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    1. The line I got was “pastors don’t just become rapists. Maybe if you didn’t tease your hair, wear so much makeup, or dress the way you do-you wouldn’t have lured him.” I call them “church people” and I think they are terrible representatives for Christ’ love! You can only imagine what church people have said about me loving my husband after he messed up big time.

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  6. In today’s religion (all religion) I see hypocrisy, intolerance, etc.. a pastor once told me years ago “it’s what is in the heart that matters, not a name above a door”… I know plenty that walk through that door with nothing in their heart… not into religion here…

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post, I appreciate very much.
      love this last comment very i agree with you very well on this as you said in your comment”””a pastor once told me years ago “it’s what is in the heart that matters, not a name above a door”… I know plenty that walk through that door with nothing in their heart… not into religion here…””””””

      lastly thanks again

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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  7. I really don’t think it’s this era thing, these things have always been in existence.
    And should you actually feel guilty about having your bible on your phone, Christianity is also evolving as things are changing, the old way won’t work always.

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    1. Thanks for commenting on the post. I needed your views on it..

      That was what i observed. I know it a new era.
      I do not disgree with that statement”””Christianity is also evolving as things are changing, the old way won’t work always.”””””””””

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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  8. Love your written word.
    Religion is religion.
    LORD GOD G.O.D. is all that matters.
    Your gettin with G.O.D., Makes no difference how you get there.
    For myself, churches have always been about the money.
    Then again, they use that money to help the people.
    Either way, going to worship is never a bad thing.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i apprecaite very much.
      I agree with the last phrase”””going to worship is never a bad thing”””
      What am sayin here is the attitude being display. What is your observation in todays church?

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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  9. Sad. True. This, unfortunately, is the future. As a little girl, i went to church wiith my aunt. It was sheer bliss, the silence, excitement for the hymns. Smiles. Families praying together and staying together. When Pastor Tony met at as we left, we felt blessed. My aunt has since succumbed to cancer. Even now i feel, i hunger for those divine moments. I find a church and visit but it is not the same. Im emotional and sentimental.
    I fear for our children’S future.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i apprecaite very much.
      Thanks for commenting on your view about the post.
      I really love that statement “”””””as sheer bliss, the silence, excitement for the hymns. Smiles. Families praying together and staying together.

      Yeah i so believe in that last part when you said “””I find a church and visit but it is not the same. Im emotional and sentimental.
      I fear for our children’S future”””””

      Again thanks for saying your view and observation.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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  10. This is exactly why you need to find the right church for you. I used to be a person who would go to church just because it was expected of me, or when I became an adult – because I got used to it. But currently, I go for so much more. The priest is amazing, having always interesting things to say, the choir is heavenly, and the church goers actually seem interested in being there and not other things.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i apprecaite very much.

      You just shared you own view about it.Here is what i like most in it as you said

      “”””But currently, I go for so much more. The priest is amazing, having always interesting things to say, the choir is heavenly, and the church goers actually seem interested in being there and not other things””””””””

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i apprecaite very much.
      I so much agree with that statement of yours “”””They don’t have a clue what being preached.. or anything else..they go for the show.. face value..””””””

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i apprecaite very much.

      I just have to say Yeah to your comment.
      “””This is right on””””

      What do you see in today church as an observer?
      Or what do you observe in todays Church

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i apprecaite very much.

      Yeah, that is true and i absolutely agree with you last statement””””This line is absolute bitter truth of this era.””””

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      What I said in the post have you come across any?

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      I agree with that as I quote from you”” real question and observation”””

      Now a simple question for you:
      What do you see in today’s church?

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks for sharing my post.

      Hi Mr love happinessandpeace .
      thanks for stopping by and I’m so happy to hear this quote touched you in some way😊 I’ll swing by your blog. Many blessings to you !

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my post,i appreciate that very much.

      Wow. Playing church. Kind of funny.

      Thanks again for reading this post up to the end. I guess you find it interesting.

      #PATRICKSTORIES
      Peace and Love

      Liked by 1 person

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