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What's Right and Wrong With American Christianity

TabSpangler Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 4:39 PM
Show me why it is the United States' duty to spend tax dollars and American lives "supporting Israel," and I will show you why you are no better than a leftist that wants to spend tax dollars to fund abortions. Even if there was a single verse in the Bible that commanded us to support the socialist nation-state of Israel, that gives you no right to use anything but your own life and own money to defend the cause.
ConcealedCarry Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 6:37 PM
Tabby, you're full of straw men and evidently full of... uh... other stuff.

I pray for and fully support Israel. I also support the elimination of all U.S. government foreign aid - including tax dollars going to Israel.

BTW, I don't see any problem with offering strategic military support to our key ally in that region of the world.

While I don't want my tax dollars going to the Israeli government, or any other government, I am glad to make donations to NGO's that benefit Israel. It's hard to elaborate on the breadth of my political and religious views concerning Israel in such limited space.

Let's just suffice it to say that Christians should support Israel, otherwise they are not truly Christian.

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...