Real people who believe in a false history, won't subscribe to the Nicene Creed, have added to Scripture, see "Heavenly Father" as a man who became God, marry multiples wives (even today when they flatly deny polygamy) in "Celestial Sealings," look forward to themselves becoming gods ruling their own planets with their multiple wives giving birth every nine months culminating in millions of offspring populating their very own planets.
Yes, these are real people with very mixed up ideas about the past, the present and the future yet they're one of the fastest growing religions.
Do any of these 1000s of interviews reveal these facts?
Dirk Yoder wrote: If a believer "leaves" the church, the true church that is, he or she has thus forsaken Christ and is no longer saved. Or, as the Calvins would say, he or she was never saved to begin with. Attending Church Church Membership
Many denominations won't let you join.
By leaves "the church" do you mean the people of God or a building? If a young person no longer goes to an ecclesiastical building is he unsaved? What verse proves this? Don't forsake the assembling can be done in many ways and at various times. I know many who don't leave their homes on Sunday morning and they're as faithful as any I've ever known in a "church" building. Are these home-churchers all unsaved?
Joe the Protestant wrote: Forsake not the assembling of yourselves together, as the manner of some is.
When we gather at work every week, we're often separated by many time zones and continents. Is "assembling" only F2F or can it be digital gatherings of young Christians separated by vast distances or even despite government regimes? Perhaps they never "left," they're just plugged into another facet of the church. After all, isn't "the church" wherever I go and speak with another believer? Otherwise you've got a very parochial view of "the church."
Young people primarily interact with the world via handhelds and flat screens. When your pastor uploads his core content, don't be surprised if your youth don't feel compelled to "be there" every Sunday. They can tune in throughout the week.
When your sermon catalog is available 24/7, why get legalistic about seeing your youth face to face?
The church is not a building, it's the people of God.
On a lighter note This will be breaking news soon over their in USA... http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,22372936-5006301,00.html or type "chaser stunt" We spent 160 million to protect presedent Bush.. SNipers every wear..Very funny in one sense..