Liberal Christians progressive and in...

Liberal Christians progressive and inclusive, but the're dying out

There are 5 comments on the www.virtueonline.org story from Jul 27, 2012, titled Liberal Christians progressive and inclusive, but the're dying out. In it, www.virtueonline.org reports that:

The marketing mantra of liberal Christianity is "change or die." Here's the pitch:society has evolved since the 1960s, shedding its old prejudices and misunderstandings and replacing them with a new consensus based on reason and tolerance. Unless the mainstream churches embrace women priests, socialism and gay marriage, they will lose relevance and die out ...

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“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#1 Jul 27, 2012
from virtueonline:

"What is going on? From the Right, Charles Coulombe has a typically witty article in which he notes that the Episcopalians are doing what they always do, which is to imitate the social values of the establishment. The problem is that the establishment no longer directs popular tastes in the way that it used to. Diana Butler Bass offers a more liberal response, writing that Christianity is declining in general, not just liberal Christianity in particular. The problem with Bass' pessimistic argument is that Pentecostalism bucks the trend. Where it is ultra-orthodox, Christianity is actually flourishing."

Contrast ultra-orthodox attendence with TEC's ubber-liberal numbers.
Listen to the Word

Kingman, AZ

#3 Jul 27, 2012
The liberals in the main line denominations lost their relevance long ago. The growth of the evangelical movement was expedited by the liberalism of the denominations. Today, the growing churches are the non-denoms, Assemblies of God (because they have not gone liberal), and community churches. They are filled with former members of liberal denominations. TEC could have doubled in size during the last three decades had they remained faithful to the Word and to their doctrines. They have made themselves irrelevant by their ill-fated attempt to become relevant. Everyone knows TEC is now irrelevant -- everyone except TEC's leaders and liberals. They think they are "the church of what's happening now." But as Paul says, "Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools."
Listen to the Word

Mohave Valley, AZ

#4 Jul 28, 2012
The great lie of liberalism is in the title of this article: "Religious liberals...inclusive." Religious liberals are more exclusive than religious conservatives. Religious liberals drive out conservatives, demean them, ridicule them, take their money and property -- not by the teachings of the Bible of their church but by the godless courts of the land. Conservatives have tolerated their liberal brothers and sisters in the faith to the point of losing everything to them. They should have put them out of their churches and denominations a long time ago, but they did not. Now it is the conservatives who are losing everything -- except their faith and dignity -- to the liberals who are escorting them to the door with dollar signs in their eyes. The liberals in TEC, who claim to be inclusive, are the most cruelly exclusive bunch in all of Christianity.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#5 Jul 28, 2012
Listen to the Word wrote:
The great lie of liberalism is in the title of this article: "Religious liberals...inclusive." .......
Jesus was a liberal.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#7 Jul 29, 2012
rdg1234 wrote:
<quoted text>Jesus was a communist America-hating member of NAMBLA?
Who knew?
No, Dear. Jesus was a loving caring soul. He had no worldly good other than the clothes on His back, and told all of His followers that they must give up theirs to follow him.

He did not lie, as you do. He cared for others, and you do not.

He did not steal the names of other posters on Topix to promote hatred, ignorance, and irrationality.

You would do yourself a world of good by following Him.

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