American “Christianity”

“The evangelical landscape in America is unlike anywhere else. Here you aren’t dealing with a majority of atheists or false religions. What we have to combat the most is a majority of folks who’ve received enough Christianity to damn them. They’ve jumped through an evangelical hoop and claim Christ on their Facebook, but are in love with their sin and hate God’s law. America, the land of false conversion.”

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Rett Copple

HT: The Crosstalk Blog



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8 thoughts on “American “Christianity”

  1. I don’t think these type of people really believe in God as their Lord. I see it all the time on FB, they post about some sinful movie they loved or the great time they had at a bar or some offensive language then they ask you to pray for something…it sort of seems very disrespectful to our Lord to me. “The fervent prayer of a RIGHTEOUS man availith much”

    Berean Wife Reply:

    Leigh,

    Oh, I agree. That’s why I used the quote marks around the word Christianity. I’ve seen it often myself. 🙁

    These are the ones I’m afraid that will be calling “Lord, Lord” and Jesus says depart from me.

    Matthew 7:21-23
    21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
    22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’
    23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

    ESV

    There will be alot of sad people someday!

    Berean Wife

  2. Yes, we have “American Religion”: God loves me no matter what I do, and unless I do something really outrageous like kill somebody, He will weigh my good against my bad and in the final analysis I’ll get to go to heaven.” You are right: that is not salvation. The Church is guilty of shoddy evangelism — twisting peoples’ arms to say some kind of “sinner’s prayer” that they don’t really mean, and then telling them they are saved and presenting them to the church as saved, and telling them they can’t lose their “salvation.”

    Berean Wife Reply:

    Mary,

    Couldn’t agree more! Those who teach and preach such will be held accountable for their false teaching.

    There are many parents whose child made a “profession of faith” when young and yet went astray in their youth. Those parents are still clinging to that profession as a lifeline counting that to be enough for heaven. But few dare to tell them the truth. 🙁

    Berean Wife

  3. Possibly these children are not really saved. You have to deal with that. The “sinner’s prayer” is not some “simple sacrament” that is effecatious whether or not the sayer means it or knows what he/she is doing. But we treat it as such a sacrament. My husband and I have been pressured to “just get soandso to say that prayer” — we won’t do it because we know there is no belief so it won’t work. We have studied with people who refuse to believe Jesus is the Son of God, and the Christians in the study group don’t understand why we won’t just pressure those folks to “say that prayer.” They don’t get it — if you don’t mean it, it won’t work. That’s as simple as I can put it. Nothing wrong with some sort of a prayer if you mean it and truly believe and commit and know what you’re doing, you know? But Christians seem confused when we try to explain that. Sad.

    Berean Wife Reply:

    Mary,

    Oh, I agree that most of those professions weren’t real salvation. We have had the same experience. As a matter of fact at a previous church a couple of our children were at that age were all the children were being pressured to say the “sinner’s prayer”. Now granted they were talked with and asked questions; however, any child raised in a church and in a believing home will know the right answers but that doesn’t mean they “really know the answers” in their heart. I had to ask, two different times, SS teachers to not pressure or really even discuss with my children saying a prayer and the going forward idea because I do not want them to be pressured into a meaningless decision in a desire to please man and not have a real desire to please God.

    I imagine some think you are heartless and condemning others to Hell because you didn’t do all in your power to get them say a prayer. I’ve heard that before. 🙁

    Berean Wife

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