Scandal, corruption, and deceit are all taking place within the house of God. Much to our dismay, the church is undeniably guilty of falling away from its original purpose. We need the breath of God to breathe life back into the body of the church. In order to help revive it, we need pastors who have the heart of God, who will not flinch when the world tries to impose itself on the church, and who will do church the way God intended and not bow to the ideology, concepts, or influence of the world.
Power or Performance highlights many controversial subjects that the church has chosen to ignore or disregard. The church has a central figure in the person of Jesus Christ, a governing authority in the deity of God, and a book of canonized scripture called the Bible. The church cannot take it upon herself to make up the rules as she goes. Author Cedric R. Spearmon explores topics that expose the unethical behavior, corruption, deceit, and egregious acts perpetrated by those who call themselves Christians. He then exhorts the church to take a hard look in the mirror, examine, and return to the form God ordered and intended.
Offering a call to action, this study calls attention to problems within the Christian church and exhorts the body of Christ to awaken to its sense of spiritual responsibility.