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5 Most Dangerous Cultures Suffocating The Church Today

There are six things that the word of God says that He hates, and the seventh one is said to be an abomination. In the book of Proverbs 6:16-19 it is recorded the Lord hates

  • A proud look
  • A lying tongue
  • Hands that shed innocent blood
  • A heart that devise wicked imaginations
  • Feet that are swift in running to mischief
  • A false witness that speak lies and
  • He that sow discord among the brethren

When I look at church and why I believe it is not as effective and relevant today as it was many years ago, I could not help but notice the similarities in the foregoing and the root causes of a dangerous culture that has made it’s way into the church to the point where it is suffocating it.

There is a desperate need for a revival but until we can identify what’s wrong, we would not be able to come up with the strategies that are so vital to make it right once again.

The list I am about to share is not exhaustive but these are among the top most dangerous church cultures:

1. Pride

Pride is a killer! It is a culture of having a proud look and where the individual somehow believe that everything revolves around him/her. The one that is prideful lacks a teachable spirit and have difficulty embracing and adapting to change. They are manipulative and controlling and resist any ideas that challenge their norm or the way they have done things in the past.

2. Selfishness

Too many are about me, myself and I. At face value they tell you they are about God’s business but in reality they have hidden agendas. They think that they always have to have everything their way and if it is not, then they hold out on the rest of the church until they get their way.

3. Cell groups or cliques

These cell groups or cliques are evident. They are an establishment in the church and are on every committee or church board. You are around them but no matter how hard you try to penetrate this culture you constantly feel left out.

4. Rigid rules

The culture of rigid rules can be found in things such as ‘the constitution, laws and by laws.’ Apparently there is no room for grace because ‘one strike, and you are out.’ It is important to have rules but when rules are deeply rooted in a culture of tradition and nothing can change because ‘that’s the way we have always done it,’ then death from that type of culture is imminent.

5. Being stingy or poverty mentality

This type of culture project a poverty mentality. They are stingy on spending the little they have. Everything they do as it relates to finances is contrary to faith and that kind of church seem to have an issue with believers in Christian-dom who are wealthy.

Note from Editor:

Wherever you go in this world today you will not find a perfect church family. Some practice cultures that can be deemed as dangerous and unhealthy while it is equally true there are good cultures in which the church would thrive. If you are reading this post and you are unsaved, this is by no means to deter you from accepting Christ as your Lord and Savior. God is more than able to guide you to the place of worship where your purpose can be fulfilled in a biblical model church. 

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About Yvonne I. Wilson (774 Articles)
Yvonne is a positive thinker, a catalyst for change, and a conduit through which holistic healing takes place and destiny is fulfilled. Her ministry through her blog, Empowerment Moments, came at a very low point in her life and was born out of much adversity, persecution, physical abuses, and rejection to the point of her being suicidal. She was left feeling defeated and shrunk back by fear. But through some miraculous means, God has given her pain purpose and a unique voice through which He speaks to touch the untouchable, to reach the unreachable and to empower, inspire, motivate, encourage and uplift the hurting and spiritually wounded to bring about healing and wholeness - mind, body, soul and spirit, one person at a time.

5 Comments on 5 Most Dangerous Cultures Suffocating The Church Today

  1. There are many places out there that don’t represent the character of God very well. I have found incredible healing and help in the group of people at my church and the cell groups have been life changing as well.

    Our groups motto is “no on fights alone” and James 5:16 confess your faults – not others faults, pray together and be healed. Thank you for sharing, Yvonne!

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    • Hi Bob,

      Great to see you again. I’m very appreciative of your contribution. Love the motto. We really cannot expect to fight alone if not the battle would be lost. I am a firm believer that unity is strength. We are a much more powerful force to be reckoned with when we work together harmoniously.

      Support groups are very helpful and as in your case, you are receiving the benefits. Keep it positive! Have a great day!

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  2. Yvonne, you are so correct! Those seven things that the Lord hates have become a culture in the church. They are prevalent in the workplaces and other secular organizations, but they should never be among the people of God.
    Unfortunately, the church and the world are becoming increasingly alike; similar to the analogy of the pigs and humans in “Animal Farm.” We need to be in serious prayer and fasting so that God remove the scales from our eyes.

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    • Hi Beverley,

      Thanks for your valuable contribution. You are so right that these things are taking place among us right inside of the workplaces and secular organizations. It is sad indeed because when we look at the many persons within those same workplaces who profess to be Christians and of the faith of Jesus Christ, one cannot help but stop to wonder what is really going on.

      The bible says, we shall be known by our fruits. Additionally, sweet and bitter water cannot flow from the same fountain. I agree that our only recourse is to be in serious prayer and fasting. To that I would also add, repentance must come first.

      Blessings upon you and your family. Have a great day. Cheers! 🙂

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