(Charisma News) “Are any church leaders paying attention to God’s Word?” “Seriously, are any of them paying attention?” Or how about this question: “Will any church leaders rise up and repent for being defiant against God and His Word?” Wow, these are some bold questions! They are also questions—very serious questions—that need to be unpacked. What do I mean by “repent for being defiant against God’s Word”? Let me begin my answer with these powerful words from Jesus: “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35).

In case you didn’t notice, Jesus wasn’t talking to sinners. He was speaking to His intimate group of 12 disciples whose feet He had just washed. In fact, here Jesus sets the course for evangelism. “Boys, if you want to reach the world, the unchurched, the first step is for them to see you loving each other as I have loved you.” Powerful! Now, I’m going to make my own powerful statement that I believe with all my heart: The church as we know it today is not ready to win the lost. Yes, I said it! The state of the church today is pathetic, apathetic and should be embarrassed of itself. READ MORE