Why does the Church in America continue to neglect the Great Commission? It's not a lack of money or resources.
Why is the western church stagnating/rotting in its own wealth? IS it not a lack of focus and priority?
The Great Commission has been reduced to personal comfort, good feelings, social ministry and humanitarian work. We are focused on "feelings" and comfort, buildings and bands and bluster. Yes, we MUST be compassionate, but it must begin with the Gospel. The Gospel is the only way to eternal life. Compassion can help in this life, but not the next IF the Gospel does not precede it.
Remember the Word of the LORD through Haggai!
The Lord can not/will not bless us in His coming Kingdom as long as we continue to put our wages in pockets with holes. The Lord challenged the Hebrews soon after their return from exile to get their priorities straight and "build His House" and not their own. #Haggai
The Lord has called us to "Make Disciples." We are not to be building our kingdom or HIS. We are to make disciple who can be a part of the coming Kingdom of Christ. John 3:3 "You must be born again to enter into the Kingdom of God."
"Yet Once more I will shake not only the earth, but also the heavens." This is kingdom will be destroyed before the King and His KINGDOM arrive.
"Let us begin to serve God acceptably, with reverence and awe. Our God is a consuming fire." Our focus must be on the Gospel, Jesus Christ. He came to "seek and to save the lost" from their sin so that they could be a part of HIS coming Kingdom.
Our resources and efforts must be the Gospel and then treasure (souls) will be stored up in heaven and not lost in "holey" good intentions.
Read Hebrews 12:26-29 with Haggai