I am 54 as I wrote previously and I was saved as a Christian in the later 1970's and one thing I see from just wanting to study and read intently the bible through those many years until now is that [as scripture predicts this well] Christianity is falling and turning away from a truly good genuine care for what image they portray to this world and even to the 'sheep' and yet many of us can see this error happening / I know at least as much of the bible as most pastors of this area of the county I live in .Bible colleges no longer seem to really think 'correctly or soundly about scripture and the new 'young' leaders are being molded on that .
So if a pastor twists the ''truths'' or lies i will catch it or very soon I will . Only this seems to be for my protection to not be intimidated by such leaders who will run you from there as if you are some bad guy .I did not create this 'capacity' for that ,but God allowed me to maintain it to be used as beneficial. Many once ''good solid'' churches are slipping away from the sound important beneficial teaching coming from study of the bible .If it isn't happening in other areas , it is in my community . The one church I went to recently for over 6 years [I used to visit and not be there long in the far past] the ''worship'' is so called contemporary , but it oddly appears to be the only 'important' thing to many there and instead of just enjoying it they are mesmerized [ hypnotized truthfully ] by it and the only object to think about far too much , but with 'hard' ''rock'' music and etc and the music is extremely loud too . I am not attacking worship , which I do myself ! If one has a hobby the others will question that with the idea God doesn't want us to do other things to enjoy and this is a peculiar fanaticism I am picking up of late so all i can do is keep my mouth shut !Years ago that was called legalism and yet is worse now .
MY answer for this above is allow GOD to lead a church and not mere men actually not any more. God can be trusted better then humans and by saying this I am not a fool one bit !
These words are on my thoughts in summary .I do art work ,but I would have it that people get to know me .