We live in a day when it is common place for our "worship leaders" to walk the same red carpet as the men and women of this world. It is a day when darkness is put for light, and bitter for sweet, and evil for good - a day of woe! The Christianity that dupes the best of men in our day would be a shame to the apostle Paul.
The ministers in our day concern themselves with countless hours, spending countless amounts of money, building extensions, annexes, media rooms, book stores, coffee houses, etc. Whereas the ministers we read of in the New Testament were wholly consumed - from the crown of their heads to the sole of their feet - with the building of God's house! The spiritual stones - the souls of men! The ministers of the New Testament (that Christ shed his blood to establish) could not sleep, could not eat, could not live as other men until they knew it was well with the house of God, but the men of this hour lose sleep thinking up new schemes, and business strategies to pull their church out of debt! What a mockery! Is this what we have sold out the blood of the saints for!
God open our eyes to see how he sees our state as a church before the eyes of his holiness! God smite our hearts to feel the pangs that wring his breast ceaselessly over the pollution of his glory, and the spoiling of his house! May God, in his infinite mercy, awaken men to stand in the breach, this is the writer's earnest plea.