Sunday, 14 July 2013

What worries me most about literary converts to Christianity (such as myself)

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When someone becomes a Christian under the influence of an evangelist or a missionary, then the matter of 'what next?' is easily settled - the convert usually joins the specific church or denomination of the evangelist or missionary.

But what of those who, like myself, are converted by reading (and prayer) without any specific link to a church or denomination?

That is what worries me.

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Because I think it quite likely that the next step - joining a specific church/ denomination - seems quite likely to deconvert the new Christian.

So my worry is that an ignorant and fragile new Christian - a real Christian but ill-informed and with only a tenuous grasp of faith - will choose to attend then join a 'liberal-Christian' church (i.e. almost all of the currently existing churches self-described as 'Christian') - which is to say they will end-up at an anti-Christian church preaching the modern Leftist religion of kindness, equality, diversity and self-loathing.

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IF that new convert goes to the average 'Christian' church under the impression that what he will find there is Christianity, and that he (as a new convert) should learn and submit to this teaching - then pretty soon the new convert will have stopped being a Christian (except for the use of some subverted terminology) and will find himself engaged in this-worldly Leftist politics-by-another-name.

And that is what most worries me about literary converts to Christianity.

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