I was listening to a conservative radio talk show the other day and the host was saying liberals talk a lot about solving economic problems to cover up their social agenda. That spurred me to think along these lines:
They also do that to cover up their control. While maintaining that they are NOT controlling, they really ARE. But that is also happening in many evangelical churches right now. The most "hang-loose, tolerant" evangelcials are in actual reality, the most controlling. Have you seen some of the membership requirements in some of their churches? Many require an absolute 10% tithe no matter what, never talking ill of the leadership (which in actuality means never disagreeing with them), being in church every Sunday and so forth. In addition to all fo this they have the legalistic requirements of a "do this or else you aren't spiritual" system.
I'm wondering how long their young adult followers will stay with them until the awful realization sets in that not only have these churches hidden the gospel and lied to them about many things (such as to how to really help the poor), but also the realization of how controlled they really are. I give it about 4-5 years until the whole thing implodes like a house of cards.
The sad thing is....will there be any good churches for these poor people to go to? Right now, it's getting more difficult to find a good church as they get scarcer and scarcer.
Steve Went Looking for Grace
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