Thursday, March 19, 2009

Welcome to Our Sub-Culture

The American evangelical church is huge, massive. I must say, I hate the term "evangelical." It is implying that these people are evangelizing, but evangelizing into what. They pull people into their church and their way of life. It is relatively moral way of life, but many people are already living their life in a relatively moral manner.

What is the difference between evangelicals and the world? Evangelicals do everything different from the world. Instead of going to rock concerts, they go to Christian rock concerts. And sometimes they hold their concerts in church. Instead of going to public school, they go to Christian school. Girls make sure that their clothes cover more of their body, although their clothes are just as skin tight as the girls of the world. Guys where Christian t-shirts that say "Will work for Jesus" and "My boss is a Jewish carpenter."

Apart from these exterior alterations, there must be some deep down moral changes, right? They are family people and raise great kids, right? Unlike the rest of the world. Well, actually the evangelical divorce rate is the same as the national average. Statistics show 34% of adults in America are evangelical, and only 4% of teens are evangelical, so they obviously fail at raising their children in the love and admonish of the world. At least they do go to church on a semi regular basis. There, they hear other people's regurgitation's of the scripture. That will lead to their own repentance unto salvation, right?

What is the difference between evangelicals and the church? The true church, the gathering of the redeemed, is made up of unique, peculiar people. They are clearly distinguishable from the world by their radical devotion and obedience. They sin and repent and sin and repent. Evangelicals sin and cover it up, are caught then step down from leadership. The redeemed seek the Messiah by searching the scriptures and repenting of false beliefs. They repent and repent and repent because they don't want anything between them and the Christ. They must constantly "lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us." (Hebrews 12:1)

Matthew 13:31-32 "Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof."

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