Is the church this far gone in America?
Sung to the tune of “Onward Christian Soldiers”.
Backward Christian soldiers, fleeing from the fight,
With the cross of Jesus nearly out of sight.
Christ, our rightful master stands against the foe,
But forward unto battle we are loathe to go.
Like a mighty tortoise moves the Church of God,
Brothers we are treading where we’ve always trod.
We are much divided many bodies we,
Having many doctrines not much charity.
Crowns and thorns may perish kingdoms rise and wane,
But the Church of Jesus hidden does remain.
Gates of hell should never ‘gainst the Church prevail,
We have Christ’s own promise but we think that it will fail.
Sit here then ye people join our useless throng,
Blend with ours your voices in a feeble song.
Blessings, ease, and comfort, ask from Christ the King,
With our modern gospel, we don’t do a thing.
Yes, sad but true for the church as a whole! But I do not think it is a new issue. Oswald Chambers talked about the lethargy of the church back in the early 1900’s. Paul rebuked the church in Thessalonica for being lazy.
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You’re right. It is a problem that spanned multitudes of generations and centuries.