The Church of England is to recruit directly from nightclubs as part of an evangelical drive that taps into the growth of New Age spiritualism in Britain. Evangelical missions have already begun working with surfing communities in Cornwall and are now targeting clubbers as far afield as Ibiza.
A new Church of England study, Evangelism in a Spiritual Age, also encourages traditional parishes to contact alternative lifestyle groups, many of which have atheist and pagan beliefs.
In the foreword to the study, the Bishop of Maidstone, Graham Cray, says: "This remarkable increase in reported spiritual experiences among adults has to be taken very seriously ... spiritual experience of various kind is clearly a key element in contemporary adult evangelism, especially with those who have had little or no connection with the Church."
The Church is worried that not only are congregations in decline but...
Dear brothers and sisters,Someone who has not the Guts to stand against the truth of the scriptures,and who is more than liklely in the ecu-manic church,and has easy belivism as a doctrine,IS USING MY NAME ON THIS SITE,But please do pray for not only me,but us all true born again believers on the LORD JESUS CHRIST,That we may win some of the lost souls who are still in the darkness of rome and movements like the BILLY G ORG. No dout this post will bring out the GUTLESS WONDER again,to say something else about my salvation,But hey"And no marvel;for satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness;whose end shall be according to their works"(2 cor 11:14-15). FOR THE GUTLESS ONE. "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper:but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy"(prov 28:13) Untill then
Thank you for you post as well. I believe that Albert is a Christian and a well meaning one at that.
It is not his place or calling to go condemn people to hell, particularly those who have called on Jesus as Lord and Savior.
He doesn't know the people he is sending to hell any more than they know him.
This is the internet. You never know who you are speaking with much less their walk with God.
As to the debate, I'm with you bro. No wonder the lost do not want anything to do with Christians. We kill our wounded...take no prisoners.
As to Billy Graham, I know where God has led me as you know where He has led you to this point. I'm not concerned whether Rome loves him or not.... all that matters is that Jesus loves him and he loves Jesus with all of his heart.
It is a very dangerous and unbiblical move to tell someone they are going to hell when they have called on Jesus.
Further, you think it is ok to come in here and tell everyone who doesn't agree with him that they are going to hell. Stick around him long enough and you'll wind up there too. No two people agree on everything.
Hi Albert, whats come over you ? I am concerned for you.
You have been a stalwart for truth against various people whom claim to be saved ,but are still deep in the harlot system, and now you have been putting up with Billy Bob,,and him sticking up for the Billy Graham organization.
Albert,your good has been evil spoken of,but those who have done so will have to give an account,they should be trembling at God's word !
You have witnessed a good confession, but maybe you should "come aside and rest a while ?"
Anyway, may the Lord bless you,and encourage your labours ,which are not in vain in the Lord.
Amen Jim, That is to me, the main problem with the whole evangelical mindset of the 21st century, adapting the message to the hearer instead of allowing the message to transform the hearer. It is a product of the consumerism that has overtaken protestantism by the likes of bill hybels and uknowho.....rick warren. it is all about making sinners feel comfortable enough to frequent these so called churches. The Gospel according to God is "The foolishness of preaching saves souls" Here is a little something to think on: Back during the days of the apostles, they had operas, physical matches pitting man against man and all types of things to entertain themselves with just like today only different games, events. Notice this, never once did any of the apostles put on a single play to woo the lost or win them over, not once did they water down and make the message of the gospel more palpable to the listener in order to win converts. Nope, They turned the tiger of the word loose and let him defend himself. The Word of God is the Power of Preaching today. Not the programs and lifestyle evangelism mindset of the false so called seeker friendly churches. for more read this http://www.crownoflifeministries.org/new%20look%20for%20colm%202/feature.htm
I will pray for you. Remember, that we as Christians can go through times of doubt, darkness, unbelief etc. By God's grace try not to look within (all you will see is sin and no good thing) but look unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. Pray, 'I believe help thou my unbelief.' Also, don't forget 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.
Hebrews 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us
Will someone please prayer for me. I have doubted my salvation for a long time. I don't even know if I'm saved. I need salvation and need to quit telling others they are not saved. Please forgive me!!!!
the word night club reminds me about an experience happened 20 years ago in Grenville S,C when we used to go arround the night clubs witnessing and preaching calling poeple to repent and reconcile with God and many had been converted.2 years ago God has given me the chance to hear from a brother that so and so who got saved still live for Christ(what a change).In contrast the 3rd place which i am serving now is like Noa s day,the place of meeting is empty and the little town is filled with increasing nightclubs.please pray that repentence comes before judgment and may God send laborers to his harvest before it is too late.
I didn't see anywhere that Apostle Paul ever said you are supposed to adjust the message to completely match the circumstances. If my memory serves correctly, Paul said 1 Corinthians 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
Perhaps the Anglican missionaries will find Strip clubs a religious experience? ;-)
I THINK this is the sermon by Gil Rugh that covers some of the modern-day problems.