When I see this phrase or hear that it is being used as a theme, there is a warning that rises in my spirit. Just what do we mean when we declare that we are moving on?
If it is moving with the Great Commission and taking the gospel to the unreached, that is good. However, I have found this phrase is often used to encourage us to move on and away from the old ways of the gospel and embrace movements such as the gay movement that many churches are embracing. They say we are “moving on.” They tell us we must accept these new things and be more tolerant.
However, I would propose to you that instead of moving on, these people are actually moving back. They are going as far back as the book of Genesis where you find the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed by God because of the very sins that they were saying we must accept them. We must move, on they tell us. No! We must be careful. These new things that they are telling us to embrace are nothing more than the same old sins of old and will bring the same results from God of judgment.
Move on with the gospel but leave behind the sins that brought God’s hand of judgment upon them.