Last post by flaglady - October 18, 2020, 05:00:08 pm
I read that chapter through and could see no reference to this at all. Is this what you are referring to?
"4 It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age 6 and who have fallen[c] away, to be brought back to repentance."
Last post by Sarah - October 09, 2020, 10:48:46 pm
Being a people pleaser, wanting to make others happy when I was younger there was a big struggle when someone would get upset with me. One of the older ladies told me, "You can please some people but never everyone at once", or something like that. It really helped me to focus on who was most important to please.
Last post by Pete - September 17, 2020, 09:49:29 am
So generally, I would agree with you that politics and church do not mix. I would also generally agree that most of the methods of the BLM movement are largely destructive and ineffective. Rioting and violent protests are extremely counter-productive.
That said, I also believe that there is a very real problem with systemic racism in America, and I do believe that should be of concern to Christians. I don't know what your pastor said or how it was said, so I can't comment on your specific situation. However, I found these 2 videos from Phil Vischer on the topic of race in America very eye-opening;
Last post by Bryan - September 16, 2020, 08:41:08 pm
So Ive never been a huge fan of politics in church. Either way, last week my pastor crossed a line that still has me wondering if its best to find a new church home. Given the social upheaval and the tendency of groups to flock towards the populist movement, it shouldnt be a surprise to me but I must say. I do NOT support BLM and the idea that I have to sit under someone dropping social injustice tidbits during a sermon are a bit much to swallow.
Im still growing in grace but I do not feel at this time such a place is best for me. But I honestly have no other option. Id love to go back to the local Vineyad church but they are online only still. Well maybe if I prayed a bit more about it Id find grace to see a way through