After I Am Dead

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserEditor's note: In counterpoint to Michael Pearl's quote this morning in Quoting Quiverfull and it's talk of hell here's Bruce's take on his vision of eternity. Very rational without the shouty 'hell' stuff of the Pearls. Something to be said for thinking and dealing with death in advance. I've already instructed my family I want them to have a big party, drink lots of tequila, tell silly stories about me and LAUGH. No 'hell' talk. No crying.As soon as Christian fundamentalists read this headline they will shout at their screen: … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Churches Are For the Saved Only?

by Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church - Church Should be Geared Towards the SavedEditor's note: Interesting, I thought the church was supposed to be a tent big enough for people all along the faith continuum? Not everyone is going to be at the exact same place in their journeys of faith. What type of church does not concern themselves with people that aren't in the same place as they are? Seems to me to be a big red flag for a high demand group dynamic - bordering on cult think. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Pornography Makes You Lose Your Salvation?

by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - You Will Be Full of Light Instead of DarknessEditor's note: Wow, Colin is giving pornography all sorts of powers of evil that quite frankly it does not hold. While some folks think it's wrong, and others say it's not there is nothing in the Bible to support what he's saying. Plus, who's to define what is and is not pornographic? … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Life Outside the Cult is Meaningless?

by Steven Anderson from Faithful Word Baptist Church - Meaningful vs. Meaningless LifeEditor's note: This is one of the big lies preached from the pulpit in Evangelical Christianity, that what you do only has meaning and purpose if you are a 'saved' Christian. It ignores that there are people that do many meaningful things to help others and don't couch it in religious terms or even believe in God.  They are making a difference in the here and now, not hording up possibly imaginary treasures in another dimension.Life has meaning no matter what you believe. This is the lie that preachers tell their followers to keep them hooked into the cult and afraid. … [Read more...]

Donald Trump, The ‘Christian’

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserThe majority of voting Evangelicals plan to cast their vote for Donald Trump come November. Their support of Trump is proof positive that Evangelicals have sold their souls to the Devil. James Dobson, arguably one of the patriarchs of Evangelicalism’s war against American culture, with a straight face, says that Donald Trump is a “baby” Christian. If Trump is a Christian, well Praise Jesus, Hallelujah, everyone, including atheists such as myself should have no problem making it to God’s Trump Hotel in the Sky®. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: You Will Send Your Children to Heaven or Hell?

by Colin Campbell from Meat For Men - To Heaven or Hell?Editor's note: This is actually a quote by Watchman Nee not Colin Campbell and his silly sounding ministry name.  Actually, 'Meat For Men' sounds like the title of a very bad porno film. While it's true that parents can influence their children in many ways saying that parents determine all eternity for their children is something of a stretch at best. … [Read more...]

Quoting Quiverfull: Your Housework is Your Salvation?

by Nancy Campbell of Above Rubies - How Do You Save Your Life?Editor's note: Housework is not much fun in reality. But it has to get done or you end up living in an unfilmed episode of 'Hoarders' with a dust bunnies and unwashed plates. That still doesn't make it salvation, no matter how Nancy parses it. Chores do not equal saving your life. … [Read more...]

Why Baptists Refuse to Believe I was Once a Christian

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from The Life and Times of Bruce Gerencser(Editor's note: This is a pretty common reaction to people still Christians in your former life when you leave their church. They immediately love to tell you what you are, what you never were and where you're going because they cannot cope with the reality that you just walked away from the very thing they base their entire lives on. Have you dear readers experienced this? Well you're not alone.)My story poses a real problem for Baptists.  According to Baptist soteriology (doctrines pertaining to salvation), once nonbelievers are saved (born again, becomes a Christian), they can never lose their salvation. … [Read more...]

If You Don’t Believe What The Bible Says You Can’t Be Saved

by Bruce Gerencser cross posted from his blog The Life and Times of Bruce GerencserAn anonymous commenter left the following comment on the Galatians 4 blog: … [Read more...]

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Train Up A Child?

by Mark Harper from SuperChurch.Com - The Big Lie Evangelicals Tell Christian Parents … [Read more...]