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What's Right and Wrong With American Christianity

Larry1764 Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 4:59 PM
In one South American country I had a convert from macumba, and once in a visit to a Methodist Church, he told me that they should take the plants from the altar because they were a specie used in the rituals of the mediums. But, I asked him ¿who made the plants? He saw it.

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...