Skip to comments.As number of Latino evangelicals grows, it's not politics as usual
Posted on 01/29/2012 11:37:12 AM PST by daniel1212
CNN) - Its a greeting that always makes Mark Jobe smile: I really loved todays Mass, Father Mark.
Jobe is the senior pastor of New Life Community Church, which has 14 campuses across Chicago and its suburbs. He said he hears those words at least once a month, usually from newcomers - Hispanics raised in the Catholic faith whove started attending his non-denominational Christian church....
Hispanic Catholics tend to vote Democrat by a two-to-one margin while Evangelicals and Pentecostals are evenly split between the two parties.
Hispanic evangelicals and Pentecostals tend to be more politically active than Catholics, have higher rates of citizenship and exercise their right to vote.
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You mean Baptacostals don’t you:)
“Baptist” does cover a spectrum, from almost mainline to fullblown charismatic, and the charismatic is much more compelling to converts and new believers.
This is how we can win over Latinos to conservatism. As they are won over to true christianity and Jesus then their eyes are open to the dangers and evils of liberalism. Win their hearts and their votes will follow.
I would also like to see American Catholics who are conservative, acknowledge Catholic voting, try to examine Catholic voting, and come up with some movement, a revolution, to change it.
This is real; lots of Latinos around here peeling the Mary/Ishtar Idol stickers off of their cars.
Finding Jesus seems to be especially invigorating for those that were born into the darkness of catholic idolatry.
This is true as regards liberal in the West. You can be a conservative and not be a Christina, but you cannot be a Christian and not be a conservative, at least not in its overall sense.
But the Republicans keep appealing to a lower standard, and then have to placate them, and end up doing what the Democrats did just a few years previous.
But while the country sinks, the church of the living God, not institutionalized, must be an alternative society, as distinguishably in basic ethos and morals as the Amish are in appearance and means (not to say they are not inwardly). “And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them.” (Acts 5:13)
And what is done in the real or perceived “Temple of God” sets the standard for the rest of society.
It begins with scriptural regeneration by and subsequent relationship with Christ, hand by which the Scriptures come alive as the word of God, versus being considered Christian by infant baptism, Catholic or Protestant, and never hearing strong preaching on their damned and destitute condition, being utterly unable to be saved based upon their moral merit of the power of their church, and thus casting all their faith upon the mercy of God in Christ to save them by His sinless shed blood.
And which faith effects obedience to its object, and a basic literal (in context) view of the Scriptures, versus its liberal revisionist rendering which is common in much of Catholicism and Protestantism.
You’re on a roll tonight.
Preach it, brother.
Hispanic Evangelican Protestants were once a negligable part of the American population, but not anymore. Florida has a growing number of them.
Then you're rescued and come back to civilization. You decide to find like-minded people to share your faith and fellowship with. You begin to search churches. The first one you go into is Catholic. THink about that. Everything you have read and believed on regarding God, salvation, EVERYTHING you have read and believed in God's Word is absent. There is nothing that you have learned in God's Word that is present in that church. What a blowing of one's mind that would be. From THIS to THAT in one opening of a door.
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The city of Allentown, PA, e.g., is 40% Hispanic and there are a number of evangelical/pentecostal Hispanic churches in the city. The Catholic presence is not that dominant here as the region was populated primarily by German immigrants who established Lutheran churches.
That style of worship, lots of music and very emotive, suits the culture of Hispanics very well.
For me after i became born again (raised devout RC but did not personally repent and trust trust Christ for salvation till age 25) i appreciated Scriptural aspects in R. Catholicism, which was the only church i knew. But i also knew that Scripture was the assured word of God, and i saw other things which were part of the variable traditions of men, or subject to interpretation, including in Protestants circles.
After going faithfully to mass weekly (and other meetings for some time) and having served as a CCD teacher and lector, and serving God in other ways, i humbly prayed whether it would be the Lord’s will for me to go to a different church. I knew there were some things contrary to Scripture in the RCc, but also wanted fellowship with others who had experienced the new birth as i did with its resultant effects and wanted to serve God witnessing, which was rare in the RCC. They next day i met another believer who told me of an evangelical church, and which led to my decision to leave Rome, and which was a decision He clearly confirmed over the years. No bitterness toward Rome, but thank God for the shepherd who leads His sheep to find pasture.
We have foul mouthed, ignorant catholics bashing Christians here every day.
I live in a largely Hispanic neighborhood. There are are several Hispanic-dominated Protestant churches within walking distance of my house.
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