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What's Right and Wrong With American Christianity

Larry1764 Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 4:39 PM
It would be more appropriate to ask if it is moral for a Christian to arm himself with the means to protect his family from the neighbor whom he "knows" would like to see him dead? From the position of security and arms, he could try to reach the neighbor through loving actions and understanding, etc., but there comes a time when the protection is needed. [No, I do not think we have a right to go into his house to kill him first.] I'm speaking for Larry, not Joseph. Peace.

As I prepare to spend a week teaching the book of Jeremiah to Chinese pastors in Hong Kong, I’ve been reflecting on the strengths and weaknesses of the Church in America. Regrettably, the list of negatives is longer than the list of positives.

To be clear, though, I’m speaking of the circles in which I travel, meaning evangelical Christian circles, so my observations might not apply to other Christian groups in America.

What are some of the strengths of the American Evangelical Church?

1) We are at the forefront of feeding the poor and providing disaster relief worldwide. From the...