Thursday, November 17, 2011

Protestantism: In An American Context

The (white) mainline churches have become oblivious due to their secularization. As one pastor said at a local church "they lost a lot of members to the Ethical Society a few years ago". The black protestant church remains fairly steady. Although due to cultural traditions rooted in governmental disenfranchisement and social marginalization, liberty is not so much emphasized. Yet our common culture demands it. For without such our mutual character is at a loss--or not complete in ones affirmation of such. At the non-denominational churches where anything goes-- goes reason and tradition down the postmodern drain. These mega-churches are --for the most part-- the historical church's churches replacement. While mestizo immigrants bring a heretical Pentecostalism; of which their tinged recovering Catholic selves/souls seem to mock. As the Asian faction in the local mainline church practices a segregated gathering, free from the others Wednesday gathering and bible study; due to a supposed cultural distinction that was forsaken by the rest of the denomination. In contrast with such cultural contrast is individuality, culture (not racially induced), then the ever concerning regard of race. American culture falls to a globalized concern. At the usual head of this is the nation-state of Israel. Accompanied with an indifference towards Rome. The Protestant ordainment: to resist and reject the Papacy -- is lost to an unfortunate ecumenism -- a legacy from the countercultures one-world indifference -- not Christian unity's call. One aspect of this is Martin Luther King's speech seeking such, where indifference becomes unity as a path to freedom for the negro. Well black America -- look -- to Africa and see the difference. Tribalism is a sin. As native whites realize their distinction from Europeans--not blinded by an ethno-racial correlation. In true cultural unity come to our cultures cross--free from discontent--of which Christ has set you free. 


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At November 24, 2011 at 6:10 AM , Blogger Lloyd said...

Great post. I am so glad that God views a person from the color, just the red which was the color of His Son's blood. Blessings, Lloyd

At November 28, 2011 at 12:04 PM , Blogger covnitkepr1 said...

This is how I see the church for the most part today...Most are "seeker friendly" just wanting to increase the numbers which should in turn increase the offerings. Most have the Rick Warren "dress down for Jesus" attitude and feel that shower clogs, bermuda shorts and a tie dye tee is what is appropiate clothing for coming before the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. (I honestly believe that I can see more cleavage and butt cheeks at church on any given Sunday morning at a local church than I could at a local mall in the same town on any given day) The smaller churches (20'X 40') feel they have to have amplifiers cranked up all the way during worship as if God is deaf and otherwise couldn't hear their "prasie songs" which chant the same thing over and over. Their preachers steal their sermons off the internet and read them as if they are their own.

I guess what I am trying to say is that most churches have turned themselves into social clubs and if you try to speak out against ANY idea they have for membership growth or false doctrine...they would just as soon you leave. They enjoy having $1,000 a night entertainers come in for a "gospel concert". They admit "significant others" to full membership. They study from books written by Billy Graham, Rick Warren and others rather than the Bible during their Bible study times.
And by the way...I'm presently looking for a Bible believing, God fearing church in which to place my membership. This search is in its 3rd month.

At January 5, 2012 at 11:42 AM , Blogger Mr. Mcgranor said...

Thankyou all for coming. Do not hesitate to comment further.


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