“But as for you, son of man, your people who talk about you by the walls and in the doorways of the houses say one to another, every one to his brother, ‘Come now and hear what the message is that comes from the Lord.’ They come to you as people come, and they sit before you as My people, and they hear your words, but they do not practice them; for with their mouth they express loving devotion, but their heart goes after their (unlawful) gain. Behold, you are to them like a love song by one who has a pleasant voice and plays well on a stringed instrument [merely to entertain them]; for they hear your words but do not practice them. Ezekiel 33:30-32 New Living Translation Bible
Unfortunately, so too it is today..
How many folks today go to church to hear a flashy preacher or to listen to music. They say “Amen” at the right time with their mouths but refuse to incorporate the teaching into their daily lives through out the week. They walk out of church and are no different than when they walked in. They still live sexually immoral lives, cheat, are arrogant and disrespectful. Indeed, there have been numerous churches I have attended where I was wondering if the is a Church of Christ or if it was a den of Alli Babba and the forty thieves. They were worse than the non-Christians. \
So many folks attend the feel good churches but avoid the churches that teach the hard truth of Jehovahs commands and expect their members to abide by them (I do not mean cults but those whose teachings come from the Bible like we are to give our first fruits to Jehovah, not necessarily the church they are attending but to any Christian organization). They are insulted and offended by the teachings because it calls them out for their disgusting behaviour.
I prefer to have talks with Christian brothers and sisters, especially on the internet, rather than attend church for this very reason
Prayer: Please Jehovah KalEl (voice of God) instill in Your preachers to speak the truth no matter how offensive it is to the bench warmer Christians. Let Your words move them to repentance. I sincerely request this in the name who never pulled punches in His sermons Jesus Christ. Amen
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love fill your heart today and every day. Joseph a son of Jehovah