Comment from: Grant [Visitor]
Yes, we need to be open to questions and challenges, while not being threatened by them. It strengthens our faith and helps us understand others.
Comment from: Lynda Newman [Visitor]
This is great what you are doing.
All the very best,
Comment from: Nigel Stratton [Visitor]
The beautiful thing about Christianity is it’s ability to be investigated. It is confirmed over and over again, by history, logic and evidence. Such a standard cannot be met by other religions, an investigation into the founder of Islam reveals a sad and sordid state of affairs, and if that’s the effect of it in the life of it’s founder, where do the rest of His followers stand?
Comment from: Kerry [Visitor]
Hi Mark, Thank you for tackling these issues. It appears it is not only the millennials who have deserted the church, there are many from our generation who have grown tired and no longer partake in gathering together. A lot of this, I put down to people not asking the questions and not keeping the journey simple, serving without really tapping into the life source. My thoughts on this, is that many people missed the transition point where service became a chore and a bore. I remember the day I asked my big question ‘where does grace fit into all this?’ I believe I had a heart for God trying my best to make it all work, taking on process I thought would bring me closer to God and make him lend his ear to me. Its been a great journey back into the simplicity of the message, dispensing with the disqualification of many messages. Seeking and speaking the qualification of simple message of grace. Love that you are encouraging people to ask the questions, find the keys to the kingdom and ask how they may apply personally. Kick dogma to the curb. All for it!! Loving Church and doing the journey with imperfect peeps such much like myself. Cheers Kerry
Comment from: David Rossiter [Visitor]
Great start. The emphasis on knowledge by sceptics has to be answered by having knowledge of the Word. So many christians dont know what the bible says and so any questioning of the bible throws them into a spin.
In all my years I have found greater and greater coherency in all bible themes, passages and books. The interwoven support for the gospel story grows stronger the more you look at it and so the bible becomes more miraculous.
I encourage seeking and questioning. As you say, it makes your faith stronger
Comment from: Bev [Visitor]
Whilst i still love the Church and what it stands for, it still seems to me that if you don’t quite fit in the clique that you are often left swaying in the breeze so to speak. So many intellient people leave for lack of their questions being answered, lack of pastoral care, lack of mentoring or really lack of fellowship. Christians are often notorious for not reaching out to people they don’t know in the Church rather staying with their “own” the Gospel as Jesus preached seems to be lost in translation to the hearing Christian .
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