Should I stay in my church or leave?

The choice of whom you fellowship with is an important matter that requires prayer and a sound Biblical basis. It should not be based simply on social or emotional concerns. If your church does not teach the following Bible truths, then it might be becoming part of the apostate church, and you may need to find another group of believers to fellowship with.

  • Jesus is the Lord and creator of all things in heaven and earth, visible and invisible (Col. 1:15-19)
  • All men are sinners and deserving to go to hell to burn forever (Rom. 3:9-31; Rom. 6:23; 2 Th. 1:8,9; Rev. 20:11-15).
  • Only repentance and faith in Jesus will save a person from going to hell and provide a way for him or her to enter heaven (Rom. 10:9,10)
  • Only the blood Jesus shed on the cross is sufficient to forgive sin and save a person from hell, demons and the sinful nature (Heb. 9:20-22; Heb. 10:14,29; Rev. 12:11)
  • The Bible is infallible and the highest authority on truth and reality (2 Tim. 3:16,17; 2 Pt. 20,21).
  • Jesus' followers must follow all of Jesus' commands (Mt. 7:21-23; John. 14:21; 1 Jn. 5:3).
  • Jesus is coming back bodily to judge the world after a period of great deception and tribulation (Mt. 24,25; Lk. 17:20-37; Lk. 21:5-36; 1 Th. 4:13-5:11; 2 Th. 2:1-12; Rev. 6-20).

Also, many churches may have previously believed the above truths but at some point quietly changed their position. Thus, it may also be good to ask the pastor the following questions:

  • Do you speak out against abortion, divorce, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, fiat money and unnecessary wars of aggression since they are grievous sins?
  • Are you willing to speak out against these and other grievous sins even if the government says you are guilty of a "hate crime"?
  • Are you willing to go to jail or die for what you believe?
  • If the government takes away your church's tax exemption status, will you still continue to carry on as usual and just trust the Lord to provide financial support?
  • Are you studying alternate media and teaching your people about the evil plans of the Illuminati and the New World Order, or are you trusting that the mainstream media tells us all we need to know about what's going on?
  • Are you receiving money from FEMA for emergency response? If so, will you encourage your church members to go to FEMA concentration camps when martial law is declared?
  • Are you preparing your people for the coming persecution, or are you telling them they will be raptured out before any persecution comes?
  • Are you more concerned about attendance and financial support than telling the people the truth about the future persecution and chaos?

Answers to these questions should also help make it clear if it's worth staying of not. Some shepherds are going to lead their flocks to slaughter.

Further study (primarily for Christians in the US)