Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: rural southwestern N.Y. State
[quote=teamnelson;2055874540]IG, I believe he represents the future of mainstream Christianity in America. Fewer and fewer are the voices in the church that proclaim truth.
I may be the future of "mainstream" Christianity, but there will always be a 'remnant' of true believers. So, if this trend continues, are "house churches" expected to be seen for our future.
In part its because when we do speak truth about homosexuality, we do not do it with love as we are told we should. And that's just given the other side ammunition.
Admittedly, my very early years as a "born again" Christian...and fresh to the studies, I was very negative toward homosexuals, holding only distain for them. ..A little knowledge can be dangerous.
I still hold that sin..as any other sin, an affront to God, however I can see where some are caught up in that sin, are much like drug addicts. It seems more feasible to try to lead toward Christ, those caught up in that sin, rather than to drive them off, and perhaps lose any chance for repentance and salvation.
In part its because we spend most of our time arguing with each other instead of proclaiming truth in love.
.. Found to be a mode we can easily slip into.
But the other part is our culture is depraved, and we have turned over generations to be raised by the culture, that now think whatever his name is ... is an authentic representation of Christianity.
By not carefully instructing our children concerning values, both societal and spiritual...plus placing them in a carefully selected Sunday School and church...we would be allowing them to be swallowed up by opinions of our depraved culture.
I suspect that should a progressive win in 2020 or 2024, the DNC will find a pastor that supports this kind of Christianity, to be the WH Czar on religious affairs. And then we will see a full court press against traditional Christianity in the US.
Not a shadow of a doubt..an apostate preacher is far worse than no preacher at all, since people tend to believe him. [quote]
You presented some very good points..
INSIDE EVERY PROGRESSIVE IS A TOTALITARIAN, SCREAMING TO GET OUT. (David Horowitz)
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