Baptist State Convention to cut ties ...

Baptist State Convention to cut ties to schools, retirement homes

There are 7 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Nov 12, 2007, titled Baptist State Convention to cut ties to schools, retirement homes. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Historical colleges, retirement homes and a women's missions organization are expected to part ways this week with the Baptist State Convention.

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jeez

Boiling Springs, SC

#1 Nov 12, 2007
Boy Jesus would be proud of these bigots...
Waldo

Denver, NC

#2 Nov 12, 2007
jeez wrote:
Boy Jesus would be proud of these bigots...
Not bigots, just smart. These places will not allow any person to whisper God or Jesus so obviously they are not welcome there, why should His followers money be acceptable?

“"We have come too far, ”

Since: Apr 07

Corinth, Texas

#3 Nov 12, 2007
Nothing new. This has been going on for years now.
Perhaps now these churches will use the money for what is actually needed and that is to go into the community and feed the hungry, take care of the widows and orphans and care for the needy. The early church was not directed to go into the world and build universities, form social clubs within the churches but to go and preach the good news, care for those who are hurting, feed the hungry and care for the invalid , the widowed and the orphaned. The scripture said to start first in Jerusalem(home town) and then spread into the rest of the world.

The church has failed to do the job at home first and that is why they are failing in the rest of their mission.

Churches have spent more time in building mega churches by preaching a gospel other than the good news and giving people "fluff and stuff" which fills pews but does little to fulfill the purpose of the church. Other churches have spent their time in condemning those they claim to want to reach and no time telling them of the good news of the gospel.

Too many churches have become places of networking for business people rather than networking for those the church was commanded to reach.

Maybe when the church rids itself of the idolatry of schools built in the name of the church denomination, social societies, mega buildings and ego building societies for so called ministers they can once again get the job done that they have been failing to do for the past 1500 years.
Georgie

Denver, NC

#4 Nov 12, 2007
Ticker wrote:
Nothing new. This has been going on for years now.
Perhaps now these churches will use the money for what is actually needed and that is to go into the community and feed the hungry, take care of the widows and orphans and care for the needy. The early church was not directed to go into the world and build universities, form social clubs within the churches but to go and preach the good news, care for those who are hurting, feed the hungry and care for the invalid , the widowed and the orphaned. The scripture said to start first in Jerusalem(home town) and then spread into the rest of the world.
The church has failed to do the job at home first and that is why they are failing in the rest of their mission.
Churches have spent more time in building mega churches by preaching a gospel other than the good news and giving people "fluff and stuff" which fills pews but does little to fulfill the purpose of the church. Other churches have spent their time in condemning those they claim to want to reach and no time telling them of the good news of the gospel.
Too many churches have become places of networking for business people rather than networking for those the church was commanded to reach.
Maybe when the church rids itself of the idolatry of schools built in the name of the church denomination, social societies, mega buildings and ego building societies for so called ministers they can once again get the job done that they have been failing to do for the past 1500 years.
You, my friend, are totally, 100% correct.

“"We have come too far, ”

Since: Apr 07

Corinth, Texas

#5 Nov 12, 2007
Been saying that for a long time but few are listening.

I look forward to the day that the walls of denominationalism will come tumbling down. Then maybe churches will do the job they are suppose to do instead of playing politics, pointing fingers and preaching "prosperity" along with "fluff and stuff" as the answer to everything .

“Dimensions Beyond Left & Right”

Since: Feb 07

Asheville

#6 Nov 12, 2007
Ticker wrote:
Nothing new. This has been going on for years now.
Perhaps now these churches will use the money for what is actually needed and that is to go into the community and feed the hungry, take care of the widows and orphans and care for the needy. The early church was not directed to go into the world and build universities, form social clubs within the churches but to go and preach the good news, care for those who are hurting, feed the hungry and care for the invalid , the widowed and the orphaned. The scripture said to start first in Jerusalem(home town) and then spread into the rest of the world.
The church has failed to do the job at home first and that is why they are failing in the rest of their mission.
Churches have spent more time in building mega churches by preaching a gospel other than the good news and giving people "fluff and stuff" which fills pews but does little to fulfill the purpose of the church. Other churches have spent their time in condemning those they claim to want to reach and no time telling them of the good news of the gospel.
Too many churches have become places of networking for business people rather than networking for those the church was commanded to reach.
Maybe when the church rids itself of the idolatry of schools built in the name of the church denomination, social societies, mega buildings and ego building societies for so called ministers they can once again get the job done that they have been failing to do for the past 1500 years.
Right on, Ticker! You have hit the nail right on the head. Churches today are more like Disneyland Amusement Parks and God-Marts. They have no interest in the teachings of Jesus or in doing as you mention -- go into the community and feed the hungry, take care of the widows and orphans and care for the needy. They are far too invested in human ego to be bothered with the teachings of Jesus.
Georgie

Denver, NC

#7 Nov 13, 2007
AshevilleNative wrote:
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Right on, Ticker! You have hit the nail right on the head. Churches today are more like Disneyland Amusement Parks and God-Marts. They have no interest in the teachings of Jesus or in doing as you mention -- go into the community and feed the hungry, take care of the widows and orphans and care for the needy. They are far too invested in human ego to be bothered with the teachings of Jesus.
You're right too. Churches have become a Six Flags Over Jesus.

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