posted on 08/06/2004 8:18:02 PM PDT
To: ahadams2; sionnsar; Grampa Dave; AnAmericanMother; N. Theknow; Ray'sBeth; hellinahandcart; ...
not exactly Anglican, but worth a read anyway Ping.
posted on 08/06/2004 8:19:04 PM PDT
(http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com is the url for the Anglican Freeper Resource Page)
People who call themselves Christians were going pagan
long before the issue of the day. We promoted adultery under cover of Christian authority for about 100 years, legalized it, and now persecute all who are against it. Couples have been split for several decades to provide cheap labor and cheap thrills.
posted on 08/06/2004 8:37:00 PM PDT
America hates God; He has returned the favor...
posted on 08/06/2004 11:23:24 PM PDT
by Tuco Ramirez
(Ideas have consequences.)
Every time I read an article like this I get the same feeling. People are always saying what's wrong with America? How have we gotten this way?
There was an article posted on FR not to long ago with a title something like this (Can't remember exactly). "Pope Worries about America becoming Godless and Materialistic"
America is becoming Godless because Americans in general want to be Godless.
Much like the laws of electricity and the flow of water follow the path of least resistance, so does the human spirit. It is much easier to be Godless than it is to be Godly. It is easier to be lawless than to be lawful. Being Godly requires an uphill battle with the constant bombardment of media influences, peer pressure and the desires of Covetness and envy.
The Failure of the Church:
With all due respect, American churches have become bastions of Covetness. When an American family drives up to their church in their $45,000 Lincoln and gets out wearing their $500.00 outfits, then looks down at the family driving a beat up Chevy truck and wearing rags they picked up at the local Union Mission, something is seriously wrong with that church. The massage of Christ is not being taught.
I have witnessed over the years, many new churches pop up in my area. They usually start out as simple country church buildings then as the tithes roll in, instead of helping people in the community, the buildings get more and more extravagant, the minister builds a new house and drives a nicer car and the pughs eventually get filled with more affluent members until the original members are gone.
I recently asked a Christian friend about his Church. The first thing out of his mouth was that they had just built a new sanctuary and that I should come and visit. I could care less about their new sanctuary, the color of the pughs or whether they have a $10,000 PA system. I want to know if Christ attends that church!
America has become more and more materialistic...and the churches have followed suit and instead of teaching the Bible, they teach doctrines.
I remember a minister that used to stand on the sidewalk of our town and preach to the people walking by when I was a kid. Every once in a while someone would stop an listen while others walked by acting like the man wasn't there. I gained more from that man than I ever did in a church. As the years went by, I suppose the minister died and the sad thing is that I never even knew his name. But, I do remember the message.
God Bless FR and this Great Nation of ours!
posted on 08/08/2004 10:02:07 AM PDT
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