Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Francis Chan: Church Today Not What God Intended

Francis Chan is a popular author of Crazy Love and an influential former Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church, Simi Valley, California. He left his successful mega church about one year ago because he was getting too famous in worldly terms. He said he was disturbed that people would travel miles to hear him speak.

Francis said church 2,000 years ago was meeting of people where the Holy Spirit was presence in these meetings. But now church is predictable, you come to church, get a bulletin, sing some songs, hear a message and off you go. It appears that many of churches in Malaysia are no different from those in US described by Francis.

Francis said: "I heard one person say the church nowadays is neither super nor natural,",Everything is predictable and everything is expected."

"When Jesus said this power (of the Holy Spirit) would come upon you, it really did come upon them and they were powerful beings (Jesus' disciples)," Chan points out. "Why is it that in the church so many people are weak or defeated or we get so insecure because we look at ourselves rather than God? It doesn't make sense."

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