Evangelicals need to stop being

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Evangelicals need to stop being

Postby B. W. » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:58 am

Here is an eye opener...

Evangelicals need to stop being

...To stand strong for one’s faith in Jesus Christ and push back against a culture that, in the words of Isaiah 5:20, “call[s] evil good and good evil” is to be “divisive,” “unloving,” “bigoted,” and “intolerant.”

This is because evangelicals have confused Christ’s command to love others with being likable, as if that were an attribute of God. (It isn’t.) As such, they endeavor to be, above all else, inoffensive and polite. This doctrinal malpractice has given us a generation of men who are what Lewis called “men without chests.”

The term fits the kind of Christianity that has infected the Church and sapped it of its vitality and strength. The expression might offend the sensibilities of some of my readers to which I can only say, it might fit you.

I urge you instead to be offended by the way our God’s name is blasphemed in our country every day; by the 54 million children murdered in the holocaust of abortion since 1973; by the sordid sexual agenda that is eroding the very fabric of Western civilization; by the fact that Christians are dying for their faith, largely at the hands of Muslims, at a rate of 100,000 per year; and, most of all, by the reality that these things are being ignored, trivialized, or celebrated. These are things that offend me deeply, and I hope they offend you, too. Righteous anger has a place within the Christian life. Tap into it. In the words of Ephesians 4:26, “Be angry and do not sin.”

Evangelical Christians comprise a hefty 26 percent of the U.S. population. I fully believe that if they were to find their voices, their courage, and were to dispense with candy-a/sed Christianity, that we would see a Great Awakening in America. Indeed, we would see America become truly great again rather than superficially so. But it will, as I say, require courage, because the forces opposing us seem determined to burn this country to the ground.

That cannot go unchallenged.

When Jesus said to turn the other cheek, he did not mean to turn a blind eye. The highest calling of a Christian is not to be civil; it is to be salt and light.

Quoted from the article linked Evangelicals.


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Re: Evangelicals need to stop being

Postby edwardmurphy » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:07 am

Inspiring stuff. As I read it I found myself filling with righteous fury and a powerful urge to judge my neighbors and make them live their lives according to my own values!
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Re: Evangelicals need to stop being

Postby RickD » Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:20 pm

I think it's fine for those who consider themselves "Evangelical Christians".

Since I don't consider myself one, then I take the article with a grain of salt.
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Re: Evangelicals need to stop being

Postby thatkidakayoungguy » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:50 pm

I thought evangelicals were conservative Christians, while the "inoffensive and polite" were more PC liberal types. I suppose it could go either way.
I agree we need to make a stand. Christianity is being pushed and in-tolerated in Western Society while other ideas like New Age, Islam, and atheism are more promoted. We don't face much persecution yet but I see it coming.
Besides, what's with our society being so sex obsessed? It's really getting out of hand.

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Re: Evangelicals need to stop being

Postby Hortator » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:07 pm

Evangelicals has different context based on the person who uses it. For an opponent of Christianity, it's a "snarl word" that means swamp-dweller who only leaves behind his moist muddy dwelling full of moonshine and double-barrelled shotguns to go into civilization to preach about Jesus. (they truly believe this)

To a Christian, it just means like that kid said, conservative Christian.

But think of it this way, we all agree Christianity = good, right? What is an Evangelical other than extra-Christian? Thus extra good. Frankly we all ought to be more Evangelical.


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