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When the church turns people away from God

Updated on February 4, 2010

When the church turns people away from God

 

 

 

When the Church turns people away from God

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chir(i)che origin bef. 900 ME Lords house Church= a building for public worship

Church= the whole body of believers plus 17 similar definitions!

So I should change the subject line to" When a person of God within the structure of church turns others away from God" I also could add that parents raising children in a Godly home or Gods witnesses on the street as well......................How can they consistently continue to preach of hell and damnation all the time? When one tries to sale their vacation home they would never harp on the volcano next door! Now I did not say to exclude that info but to constantly speak of the smouldering mass would assure someone to turn away from that venture.

Look at most of the pastor/ministers children.........most I have known were buck wild! Not because they did'nt believe in God.......but that they were armed with much knowledge of God. For example if you think it , you may just as well fulfill the action! For God views the thought as an equal to the action! "One sin is no worse than another" and "if we ask God for forgiveness we can be forgiven of any sin"

What I am really trying to say regarding my subject line is that...........Godly people should teach about Gods love and use the church and our homes to show that! A sincere hug, a cup of warm soup with loving words, share stories of how God has helped us in our own crisis.

Ofcourse we need the bible to start the story and make sure all is told of his creations and powerful love! However I feel to harp on all the evil in the past, present and future .......only reminds people of what their choices truly are . If we show good within ourselves toward others and speak of many good things to come........I would think that would be contagious as well!

Like small children we learn from example and we are Gods children , therefore we need to show examples and not just speak of the hell on earth to those we are trying to bring close to God.

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      Momma Mia 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Absolutly!!!

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      Pollyannalana 7 years ago from US

      Good hub, it is the pastors job to remind Christians to walk the walk and talk the talk but even that should be done through love, not hate.

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      Judah's Daughter 7 years ago from Roseville, CA

      Praise God, Mia!! All in Christ love you with His agape love, sister!! Be blessed!

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      Momma Mia 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks for your post..... SO I see we agree..........Hope you have a great day!!!

      MIa

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      Judah's Daughter 7 years ago from Roseville, CA

      Hi Momma Mia, you are right in that (if) pastors are constantly preaching hellfire and brimstone to their members, it really is uncalled for. The house of God is to be a house of prayer. The majority of those attending a church gathering are believers and have no danger of hellfire (Romans 8:1). However, should the subject be avoided altogether, especially in passages that are being preached that include such information, that too is not good.

      There are many (mainly Universalists that believe all will be saved, including Satan and his angels ~ and after death at that) that do not believe in hell. They don't understand that God both loves: (agapao) as in loving the world, (agape) as in loving His children; and hates (as in judging those who are not His children the way the Bible says He will).

      The majority of people have a god of some sort. It is a fact that "Christian" cults rely on good works and showing "love", especially through works (i.e. LDS). That is what wins others to their doctrine, and Satan knows this well. He disguises himself as "light" ~ as when Jesus said "I am the light of the world".

      So, hellfire should not be bashed over people's heads by any means, but it also shouldn't be avoided when needed, to speak the truth (in love ~ agapao). Be blessed.