Martin Collins, decrying the casualness which has overtaken many mainstream Protestant and Catholic churches, suggests that this attitude has been creeping into the greater Church of God. In the current scattered condition of the church, formality has given way to a casual approach in which some individuals appear in pajamas, …
John Ritenbaugh, citing Isaiah 5:20-25 and reflecting on the changes that have taken place in our culture for the last 80 years, cautions us that regression in moral turpitude has accelerated rapidly. Because of the rapid information flow, the changes occur faster, and the regressions become the norm, as is seen in the …
We must continually upgrade our decorum and formality in our approach to God. What is practiced on the outside reinforces what is on the inside.
John Ritenbaugh, continuing the description of the pernicious fruit of secular humanism, pointing out the one-way nature of tolerance, such as respecting the perverse life-style of homosexuals and other aberrant behaviors and disrespecting the rights of those who attempt to faithfully serve God, turns his attention to another …
Formality and decorum (in terms of dress and behavior) are part of godly standards and sanctity. We must always look for the spirit and intent of what God commands.
Clothing and hair length signal and reflect areas of rebellion, defiled attitudes, and spiritual health, providing a barometer of a person's character.
Deference is a foundational virtue. It reveals one's humility—that he is thoughtfully aware of others and seeking to serve them even in insignificant ways.
Our responsibility as a royal priesthood and a kingdom of priests is to become holy as God is holy, exceeding the holiness of the Levitical priesthood.
Purpose-driven churches experience exponential growth through tolerating any belief. These churches would sacrifice any doctrine if it stands in the way of growth.
Because of Dispensationalism, many believe there is an adversarial relationship between law and grace, as though they cannot be complementary.