There is every need to reform the churches everywhere according to the Bible. Many churches have laid down some principles and practices of their own and have been teaching them to the people of God (the church) for years together. As we go on our study of different Christian organizations and denominations, it is evident that many of them are preaching and practicing differently to what is said in the Bible. The book of Bible is after all a record of the Christian churches and the way of their life and practice. So when we see the churches are not according to those standards, it is but natural to say that reformation is needed in different sectors:
Theological: Let every church check its theological doctrines that it follows, whether the doctrines are according to the bible or not. If they find lacking any theological truth, be dare enough to put forth them and discuss and do the needful changes. It is good if you can do that instead of wasting time simply discussing and arguing always. If unnecessary things are found practicing, better stop them for the good of the church.
Spiritual:The churches must be alive to the spiritual experiences of a Christian. Unless a Christian grows in spiritual experiences, he or she cannot stand to the trials. They may fall in danger of forfeiting the salvation which they got freely and they may not be able to regain it by their good works. It is not enough if you possess a good knowledge of your religion, but it is certain that everybody should have the experience of a defined Christian life and devotion to it. Without spirituality there is no use of practicing a religion. Religion is practicing rituals and principles of a sect whereas a Christian is one who is following Jesus Christ and his principles. It is no more observing some doctrines.
Social:The church should be able to stand as a representative of its master in this wicked world. The church is the church of God, which contains people who are sanctified by the blood of Jesus Christ and called to be Saints. It means the church is a group of people who are changed spiritually, morally and socially. The church is not away from the society but existing within the society, working and mingling and living with everybody and be a blessing to all, but not at the cost of the sanctity.
Moral: If Christians are the children of God, they should put up good morals better than the worldly people. Speaking truth, doing good to others, loving even those who are doing bad to them and helping the poor and needy. You are the light of the world. Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good works and praise your father in heaven.
Check: Is it not good for every church to check if any other influence has crept in as time pass by? Verifying the doctrines and practices of the church paves the way to bring the church into the knowledge of the truth. That helps to prepare for the coming of our Lord.
Shall we do that on priority? May God give us all a humble heart to obey to the call of the Holy Spirit!
Bro. J. L. Benny