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Why Not Just Watch Television?

An article that sums up my sentiment with respect to liberal, politically correct churches:

“The story is familiar to anyone who has been paying attention. These churches made the decision to chase the latest social fads in the 70’s and 80’s, hoping to make themselves more appealing to the young. The only thing they did was make themselves less attractive to people interested in being part of a traditional Christian sect. It was not just in the pews, but in the clergy as well. Those feeling the call found that the church in which they were raised was not interested in defending and maintaining the faith.

The result is the clergy slowly radicalized. First came the women and then the feminist women. Soon they invited in the homosexuals and the clergy started looking like the faculty of a liberal arts college. That’s when the pews started to empty out. Why bother going to church, when you can get the same liberal lecture from television? That’s what started the decline in church attendance. Instead of offering a shelter from the storm, they decided to chase an over-served market – radical Progressives.”

Source and read more: http://voxday.blogspot.ca/2017/07/expel-your-sjws.html

STR on Religious Pluralism

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Conservative Theology Grows Churches

Early Spring (16301731110)

Dr. David Millard Haskell:

“We found, without exception, the clergy and congregants of the growing mainline Protestant churches held more firmly to traditional Christian beliefs — such as the belief Jesus rose physically from the grave and that God answers prayer. The clergy of the growing churches were the most theologically conservative and the declining church clergy the least. When we used statistical analysis to determine which factors are influencing growth, conservative Protestant theology was a significant predictor.”

Read more: https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2016/12/06/why-liberal-theology-has-led-to-shrinking-congregations.html

They Worship Different Gods

LuMaxArt Human Family with World Religions“Human beings are shaped by their gods. We try to shape ourselves to imitate our gods: in the case of radical Muslims, they try to shape themselves into weapons of their god, unsparing and unstinting in their mission; in the case of Jews and Christians, they try to shape themselves into moral standardbearers who demand good behavior but show mercy to those who fall short; in the case of the secular left, as their own gods, leftists try to shape reality to conform to their expectations of what it ought to be. But to equate all religions, even when they worship different gods, is intellectually dishonest.”

~Ben Shapiro

Source: http://www.dailywire.com/news/4403/no-not-all-religions-are-same-your-gods-shape-you-ben-shapiro

Spiritually Insane

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“The worldling thinks the real Christian is crazy, the Christian knows the poor worldling is spiritually insane.”

~ A. W. Pink (1886–1952)

Source: http://calvinisticquotes.blogspot.ca/2013/06/the-worldling-thinks-real-christian-is.html

When Unbelief Comes In, All Evil Things Follow

Fête de la Raison 1793

Man is now thinking out a Bible for himself; framing a religion in harmony with the development of liberal thought; constructing a worship on the principles of taste and culture; shaping a god to suit the expanding aspirations of the age. … The extent of the mischief no one can calculate. A soul without faith, a church without faith, a nation without faith, a world without faith – what is to be their future? What is their present? When faith goes, all good things go. When unbelief comes in, all evil things follow.

~Horatius Bonar, Our Ministry: How It Touches the Questions of the Age (Edinburgh: MacNiven, 1883), pp. 54-5.

From Toleration to Supremacy

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts

“When error is admitted into the Church, it will be found that the stages of its progress are always three. It begins by asking toleration. Its friends say to the majority: You need not be afraid of us; we are few, and weak; only let us alone; we shall not disturb the faith of others . . . Indulged in this for a time, error goes on to assert equal rights. Truth and error are two balancing forces. The Church shall do nothing which looks like deciding between them; that would be partiality. It is bigotry to assert any superior right for the truth. We are to agree to differ, and any favoring of the truth, because it is truth, is partisanship. Truth and error are two co-ordinate powers, and the great secret of church-statesmanship is to preserve the balance between them. From this point error soon goes on to its natural end, which is to assert supremacy. Truth started with tolerating; it comes to be merely tolerated, and that only for a time. Error claims a preference for its judgments on all disputed points. It puts men into positions, not as at first in spite of their departure from the Church’s faith, but in consequence of it. Their recommendation is that they repudiate that faith, and position is given them to teach others to repudiate it, and to make them skilful in combating it.”

~Charles P. Krauth, The Conservative Reformation and Its Theology. (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1875), 195–196.

Source: http://www.puritanboard.com/showthread.php/87266-19th-Century-Theologian-Nails-the-Dynamics-of-Error