Saturday, June 10, 2017

We Didn't Start the Fire




  
  
What a difference a couple of decades make.
    
    
  
   
 
 
No, the reason the Church soon will be teetering on the verge of extinction and irrelevance, will be because those entrusted to perpetuate the love of Jesus in the world, lost the plot so horribly, and gave the world no other option but to look elsewhere for goodness and purpose and truth.

9 comments:

James said...

The collapse of Christianity is to be blamed on the unbridled greed of the most evil people on the planet. The ministry. They corrupt those who follow them, turning them into sons of hell instead of followers of the son of God.

There are no righteous works in these people, only condemnation. In the end it is those of the church who are children of the devil. They serve no purpose other than that of destruction.

If we are to find goodness and love among humanity we must look to those who embrace a higher morality than those of the church. You can find them if you just stop and look.

James said...

The collapse of Christianity is to be blamed on the unbridled greed of the most evil people on the planet. The ministry. They corrupt those who follow them, turning them into sons of hell instead of followers of the son of God.

There are no righteous works in these people, only condemnation. In the end it is those of the church who are children of the devil. They serve no purpose other than that of destruction.

If we are to find goodness and love among humanity we must look to those who embrace a higher morality than those of the church. You can find them if you just stop and look.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I thought real persecution was the Christians in Egypt being killed off. No LGBQT people in the West are being killed. Why do these wimps keep whining just because people don't agree with their lifestyle and stupid ideas?

Byker Bob said...

The interesting thing is, a pastor friend of mine called me last evening, and expressed much of this same material. Different perspective, but the problems were stated almost verbatim. So, it is something that some of those on the inside actually know about.

On the other hand, critique by a relatively small percentage of the general population can set off a self-loathing trend within the group that is being critiqued, realization, and unwillingness to be identified with the accurate-appearing strawman that has been created, then ultimately nowhere left to go. It's almost what happened to our national perception as US citizens during the height of the anti-war and civil rights movements of the 1960s. Then suddenly, John Travolta got us all dancing again through a series of his movies, and Ronald Reagan's more positive vision of America transitioned us away from self-loathing, even rebirthing disaffected hippies into yuppies fully invested in capitalism and democracy.

For every problem, there is a solution. I feel confident that Christianity at this point in history will address the issues and perceptions currently confronting it, and there will be change rather than death. Unfortunately, because we were all part of an extreme distortion, it is very difficult to view the current state of affairs either positively or objectively. Much easier to sit on the sidelines and throw peanuts at it.

BB

Anonymous said...

The real bad guy was a man the COGs still admire. He wanted to start a nuclear war to keep his rich friends rich.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2826980/Winston-Churchill-s-bid-nuke-Russia-win-Cold-War-uncovered-secret-FBI-files.html

Anonymous said...

One of the best churches I have ever attended was a Sunday keeping congregation. Every year at Thanksgiving they would feed the needy in our community, they would donate shoes/clothing to the needy in our community and I knew of a family whose house burned to the ground and the church gave a financial contribution to the family to help them get back on their feet. That church never asked for anything in return. If I hadn't moved away and ended up in the church of Garner Ted Armstrong, I would continue attending that Sunday church. Just because a person has had a bad experience in church does not mean that all Christians are bad.

DPR567 said...
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Lisa Williams said...

how true it is, and the worst thing evangelicals do is legislate their version of christ and strip others rights how don't agree with them, modern day Pharisees.....

DPR567 said...

When I was growing up I knew some Pentecostals who went out of their way to help others throughout the county. Churches going above and beyond to help the less fortunate are a rare breed in this day and age