Summary: What causes a person to forsake the rules and do what they want to do? It is something called comfortability or comfort zone. They become so comfortable to the point that it’s my will that matters and that’s it, it is irreverence.
“The Dangers of when Church becomes Comfortable”
Bishop M.L. Maughmer, Jr.
Once upon a time in the land called Feel Good there was a Church. This new Church was called "The Church of the Comfortable and Tolerant". Very recently this Church hired a new Pastor, Pastor Peace Keeper, who just graduated from the Seminary of Smooth Talking.
The congregation "of the Comfortable and Tolerant" loved the new Pastor's sermons. Some of their favorites were "God is happy with everyone", "Everything is fine and dandy", and "There is nothing but good times ahead".
Pastor Peace Keeper once made a terrible mistake. He wrongfully allowed Minister Conscience into the pulpit. Minister. Conscience did nothing but call human mistakes "sins" and called the good folks of the congregation to "repent". Minister Conscience had never been to the Seminary of Smooth Talking, and maybe he should have before attempting to preach. The congregation of the Comfortable and Tolerant were shocked at Minister Consciences audacity and arrogance. They said things among themselves like "who does this self-righteous legalist think he is coming and talking to us like that! Why should we allow this false preacher among us any longer to continue to persecute us?"
Pastor Peace Keeper terribly regretted letting Minister Conscience into the pulpit. Minister Conscience has betrayed the trust he had with the Pastor. So Pastor Peace Keeper asked Mr. Conscience to please leave the church, he was not welcome there any longer. Everyone was happy that Minister Conscience was asked to leave, except one member called Deacon Holy Ghost. So Deacon Holy Ghost and Minister Conscience left together and after a while nobody even noticed that they were gone.
Once things were back to normal, the way they had always been, everyone was happy once again in the land called Feel Good. Pastor Peace Keeper continued to sugar coat sweet and wonderful lies, I mean sermons that made everyone comfortable in their sins and heavily guarded his pulpit from abrasive truths. Who could blame him? You see, the Pastor loved his new home, his new church, and of course he loved his new income. He couldn't put such precious things on the line! So he absolutely guaranteed that "The Church of the Comfortable and Tolerant" were as satisfied and as happy as they possibly could be while they sat in their complacency.
They lived the rest of their days happily ever after, that is, until they were finally cast into hell.
We live in a world that is hostile toward God, Christianity, and everything Holy. Secularism, false religion, self-deification, the philosophy of do what thou wilt, and universalism are some of the weapons the enemy is using to spread the lies that lead to eternal damnation. All you have to do is turn on the television and see the abominations of homosexuality, pornography, perversion, pedophilia, witchcraft, Satanism, and the occult is promoted, pushed in our face, all in one television program. All of this while, our Christian freedoms and rights are being reduced by a government more concerned with itself than the people it represents.
Sadly this is taking place while many Christians sit by, comfortable, complacent, and unconcerned that the enemy is working hard. The Bible says in Psalms 11:2 “For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart”. The devil and his army are constantly working trying to devour the people of God. Yet many are content just the way they are, they are comfortable with routines and their form of godliness and are carelessly unaware of what is going on. 1 Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”. In other words don’t become so comfortable that you forget you are in war.
Too many people today want to do the “Sunday Thing”, they come to church on Sunday, they pray on Sunday, they read their Bible on Sunday and they think that is good enough. It is because of this spirit of complacency that the church is becoming in-effective in society today. We are forced to watch and accept gay marriages, perverted television, practices of the occult, witchcraft and all other forms of abominations, but if someone says that is wrong and that it goes against what God has established they are punished for spreading hate, criticized, humiliated, and their reputation is destroyed. The President will call someone one the phone and congratulate them for coming out and admitting they are a homosexual, but when someone stands up for Holiness he will not even make mention of it and most of the church just sits by and says well that’s just how it is. Oh Zion what’s the matter now.