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Church: More Deadly than WWII?
According to the Barna research group it is estimated that
there are 100,000,000 Americans that do not regularly attend religious services
of any kind. Nearly 4 out of 10 (37%) of these non-churchgoing Americans state
the reason they do not attend church is due to negative past experiences with
churches or church people. That’s 37,000,000 people claiming to be hurt by professing
Christians! Believers wounded enough to drop out of the fellowship where they
may have had their closest family and friendship ties. That’s tragic! That’s a
lot of hurt! World War II claims
conservatively to have cost 40,000,000 lives worldwide. The spiritual
casualties in America alone are enough to rival that war. The disturbing
and alarming thing about it is that ours is a civil war – we are battling
ourselves. The statistic mentioned
only includes those who no longer attend. What about those who have been hurt
but hang in there? How big is that number? What about the rest of the world? Do we have a war on our
hands the spiritual carnage of which exceeds the combined casualties of all the
wars men have ever fought? (Barna, 2010, Millions of Unchurched…)
Spiritual Mutilation: When the Church Attacks Her Own
addresses these casualties in a penetrating and thoroughly Biblical
presentation. The purpose of the book is to call believers to bring themselves
into obedience to the central pleas of Christ expressed in His prayer (John 17)
on the night before He was to be crucified. He plead with the Father for the
recognition and restoration of His Glory and the preservation and perpetuation
of His Bride’s Unity. Against these prayers being answered are the divisions
and factions in the Church. These have resulted in the diminishing of Christ’s
Glory, the ineffectiveness of Gospel witness to the world, the destruction of
an increasing number of local churches, and an untold tally of damage to
individual believers and unbelievers.
The book is an entreaty to God’s people to see the divisions
that exist in the Church and among individual believers through the eyes of
Christ, confess that they are militant to His design, and then actively pursue
the steps to prevent these divisions or repair the damage left by previous
divisions. It is written to
challenge the believer to obedience
and then teach him with clear exegesis of Scripture how to respond when
confronted by believers with whom he disagrees. Easy to understand steps with a
clear call to obey is the hallmark of the book. Some specific bullet point
The two life altering things on Jesus’ mind the
night before He died on the cross.
The most powerful rebuke to the early Church and
how to avoid it for yourself, your church, or your Christian ministry.
THE EVIDENCE the Church presents to the world to
prove that God loves them and sent Jesus to die for them.
The wisdom of God about differences in the Body
of Christ and how to deal with them.
The healing power of rightly relating to
believers with whom we disagree.
The Bible passages that confront spiritual
mutilation and give instruction on how to stop it.
The rare occasions when Christians are commanded
to avoid or separate from other Christians.
The importance of recognizing “Those who Can and
Those who Can’t”.
The Apostolic challenge to the modern Church to
address what may be the greatest hindrance to our Gospel witness in the world.
The dividing line between Christian and
Non-Christian – what Christians must agree on. Or, What makes us Christian.
This is a 30,000 word book aimed at healing the divisions
and conflicts among Christian brothers and in the wider Church. It will serve
as a guide for understanding the Biblical instruction for handling
disagreements in the Body of Christ. The first draft manuscript is complete
with 10 short chapters, introduction, and conclusion. A reputable PUBLISHER HAS COMMITTED TO THE WORK - PUBLISHER REQUIRES NEW AUTHORS TO PURCHASE 1000 BOOKS - KICKSTARTER PROJECT WILL FUND THIS PURCHASE. A
website/blog, and Twitter account in support of the topic and ministry
opportunities that grow out of it has been taken live at www.churchonenow.com and @jimturner10, and FaceBook.