Showing posts from May, 2018

Questions I Sincerely Want Answered

I don't know if anyone will respond to this blog (via FB or via this blog).  I sincerely pray that many do. I am specifically writing former members of Youth Groups gone by and former members of the church I have been at part of for the last 17 years, why they have changed.  (If you haven't changed, then this isn't for you outside of the same understanding I am hoping for.) I have watched heartbreakingly over the last 17 years former youth seemingly trade in their faith for Christ for either a liberal understanding of faith or an abandonment of faith altogether.  (Truthfully, I don't know where some currently lie.) For those who have changed to a liberal understanding of faith: How did you come to your conclusion that the liberal interpretation was the correct one? Do you still believe in the foundational tenets of faith?  (We are fallen in need of a Savior because of our sin, Jesus came and paid the price for that sin on the cross, He lived a sinless, perfe

Hope for the Faithful Christian

Being faithful to Christ in a society of growing hostility toward all things Christian can give believers reason to despair.  Since the passage of same sex marriage, there has been a blow back against the Christian community, and even within it.  Many who have called themselves Christian have abandoned Christian brothers and sisters to stand with family members, friends and acquaintances who identify as LGBTQ.  Labels of intolerance and bigotry await the faithful believer who would call for an acknowledgment of sin and repentance of that sin as precursors to true belief in Christ. However, our message is no different than that of the very first believers.  Remember Peter's response to the crowd at Pentecost, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.  And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off--for all whom the Lord our God will call.&quo