Re: [asa] Youth leaving churches because of old earth

From: Dave Wallace <>
Date: Fri Aug 07 2009 - 14:18:11 EDT
Bill Powers wrote:
Anyone who leaves the "church" because of a supposed tension between what has been taught and what the world says or what reason appears to confirm is no Christian, and anyone who stays because of some harmony between the world, reason, and faith is likewise not a Christian.
I seem to recall Jesus saying something about millstones and people who discourage little children from coming to him.  It seems to me that you are getting close to a theology that in effect denies secondary causes.  I certanily affirm predestination but to me at least it is always in tension with statements like "And if I be lifted up I will draw all men to me".   In a sunday school class as an adult, I recall an elder who was also a seminary reformed theology professor correct Jesus' statement to say that he meant only the elect. 

 The Church has bigger fish to fry, like sin, perdition, redemption, and salvation.  I would flee any church, pro or con, that spends a noticeable amount of time on the issue.

Here here!  I agree.

Dave W
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