The church-at-large continues to be conformed to the world because it has forgotten its divine mandate. Church leaders are no longer making the Lord's last command their first concern. Instead of protecting the flock from wolves in sheep's clothing, they are tickling ears, building up self esteem and entertaining goats. Instead of contending for the faith, they are opening the church door to every wind of doctrine. They have discarded the Lord's blue print for building His church because they think they have a better way to grow the church. Instead of seeking God's approval by teaching His truth, they cater to the approval of men by giving them what they want instead of what they need.

As we enter into a new year, I pray God will raise up strong leaders who will shepherd the flock according to His will, for His glory and for the sanctification of His church!