Rick Joyner: How the Church Is to Blame for Society's Anti-Christian Assault
Rick Joyner believes that American Christians must repent of its negativity and judgmental attitude, and that through our negativity we have created the anti-Christian pushback sweeping culture. He made these comments on a recent episode of The Jim Bakker Show, after Jim Bakker bemoaned to Joyner the current anti-Christian state of American society.
"You know why there's such an assault on the church?" Joyner asks. "We're reaping what we've sown. ... America is now the most negative country on the face of the earth. How did that happen? We used to be the most positive. We are now the most negative, concerned to these parameters, and I believe that started in the church. What we release in the spiritual realm gets released on the earth. Why are Christians so quick to condemn? To believe the bad reports? Doesn't 1 Corinthians 13 and other places say our default should always be to believe, to hope, to see the best in people, not the worst? We have been some of the worst in condemning people who do make mistakes and all, but carrying it to incredible extremes."
Joyner says we must repent of our attitudes of condemnation and hostility against people we disagree with, and that God will first judge the "household of God" for this sinful behavior. Watch the full video clip embedded here.