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There's a Fly in the Ointment

The problem is God's Standards don't change. That's because God doesn't change. God doesn't need us to take His place. We either accept and obey His teachings, or we formulate our own, as in the Progressive Movement. That's a very dangerous thing to do, because you wind up opposing God.

And the same thing goes for Christian theology. This is what I heard in a class: We are not here to make theology, but to accept it so we can benefit from it in our lives. Yes, it's very tempting to make our own rules, but so much better to look to God of our direction. His road map of life is so much better than our own! We need to follow Jesus and obey! That's when we become His disciple and follower ourselves and give God the Glory!

Skipper Anding 13 days ago

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Zach Hoag"These are apocalyptic times for American Christianity, in the literal sense that they are revealing times. The decline of Christian faith in the U.S. is, I believe in part, a result of this revelation. There is a deep compromise with the wealth, power and violence of the empire at work in the church in our "In another sense, though, I remain hopeful and resolute. Despite the percentage of evangelicals who voted for and support Trump, I believe we are witnessing the last angry gasps of a perspective that is coming to a necessary end as a dominant force in American society."

– Zach Hoag, author of "The Light Is Winning: Why Religion Just Might Bring Us Back to Life," interviewed by Jonathan Merritt for Religion News Service.

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