Another source of trouble for me is my Mum. She’s been a believer for three decades. For the first few years of her Faith life, she had somewhere to fellowship. She attended various churches and had someone to drive her to wherever they were going.
I don’t know how long she had Christians to spend time with, but eventually, everyone dropped off. Some died, others moved away, still others refused contact.
We all know about the church of England. I have a place in my village. Mum has a building in hers. Her village also once sported a Methodist chapel, which was eventually turned into a private house.
What happened there?
Neither Mum or I EVER see those from this so-called church of England. If they call themselves a church, why are they not active in the villages, spreading the Gospel and seeking out other believers? Why are believers who want church fellowship being forced to disobey Hebrews 10, “especially as we see the Day approaching”?
I’m sorry folks, but this sort of thing really winds me up.
Mum says, these days that she never hears the bells ring any more from that church. Now, I know we all berate the Catholics and Anglicans for bad doctrine, but one thing used to be standard: The bells would ALWAYS ring to call the faithful to church.
Now, no bells, either?
Funny thing, but I haven’t heard those in my village ring for a while. It’s standard that they ring on Wednesdays and Fridays. Suddenly, tonight, after a bit of rain, I’m hearing them loudly! Are the ones in Mum’s village needing repairs? Does the wind never blow in the right direction so she can catch the sound of the bells?
Dunno. I don’t live there.
Also, she’s been alone now for so many years that on the phone, (she doesn’t believe this), but I am telling you that she even faked a couple of miracles. I commend her for thanking God for these so-called miracles, but it’s obvious, when you hear the story that she lost certain items because she doesn’t see well. It was only upon closer inspection that the items were found.
No ‘angel’ dropped these things through her door. But being alone and abandoned, especially when you are old, leaves a person very spiritually vulnerable.
God help me. Am I also going to fake miracles if I get old? I doubt that’ll actually happen where I’m concerned. (Getting old!) But we are both living in a spiritual vacuum. How tragic that she needs her television so she can ‘fellowship’ with the people she sees on whatever ‘christian’ tv channel she’s watching.
Pray for England, folks. If Christ told us He wouldn’t leave us orphans, then what the hell has happened?