The Church of Jesus Christ desperately needs Reformation. Here are some key points:

1) The word of God must be restored as the standard of truth and righteousness – it must be obeyed. The full truth of Scripture must be proclaimed… nothing is to be omitted or minimized. (2Tim.3:16)

2) The love, grace and mercy of God should be taught, but the fear of God must be restored to the Church. Today, Hell and the consequences of sin are seldom, if ever, mentioned. Teaching the love of God without teaching the fear of God has produced a lukewarm and compromised Church. (Matt.10:28)

3) Holiness must be restored to the Church. Not legalism, but a consecration and separation from the ways of the world. A call to repentance must occasionally be given. The One who suffered and died for us deserves nothing less. (2Cor.7:1)

4) Teaching obedience, commitment and self sacrifice must be restored to the Church. Much of the Church is self-centered, looking for blessings with a “What’s in this for me?” attitude… instead of denying themselves with a sacrificial giving of their comfort, time and resources. (Luke 9:23)

5) The Church must return to making disciples… not just converts. Every church should be intentionally making true disciples of Jesus Christ. A Sunday sermon is not sufficient. (Matt.28:19-20)

6) The gifts of the Holy Spirit must be permitted, encouraged and practiced. The Holy Spirit has been quenched in most churches… to their great loss. How the Church needs the presence, power and gifts of the Holy Spirit. (1Cor.14:1)

7) The Church must reach out to a lost and dying world. We were never meant to stay warm and comfortable while the rest of the world plunges into hell. (Rom.10:14-15)
Just as in the days of Martin Luther, when he nailed his 95 Theses on the door of a church in Wittenberg, I pray that these 7 reforms will be nailed to the doors of churches all over the world. There is a remnant rising that has these truths burning in their hearts. Soon you will be released (probably in the midst of darkness) and empowered to bring reformation to at least some of the Church, bringing them back to genuine biblical Christianity.