[CS-FSLUG] OT: How to Get Fired from a Seminary

Mark Clayton clayton256 at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 08:53:06 CDT 2012

On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 9:56 PM, Fred A. Miller <fmiller at lightlink.com> wrote:
> On 09/09/2012 09:20 PM, dcolburn at bibleseven.com wrote:
> Paul warned of such people.
> Here in GA we also have the "Bible Baptist" group which promotes
> racism, falsely claiming that blacks were cursed in the OT, and KJV-only
> (idolatry of a translation).
> 'Must be a "southern" thing you guys have. O:-)

It's a New England thing too and I suspect pretty much everywhere.

> Others idolatize tradition, celebrity, worldly success, congregational size,
> entertainment, politics, etc.
> All of the entrapments of the world, eh?
> The line between apostasy and blasphemy can be difficult to define
> sometimes - all I know is that most of the organized "church" is
> worthless and much of the rest is an enemy of truth.
> 'Sure appears to be so! I have a suspicion that one of our key problems is
> that MOST don't read their Bible for themselves...cover to cover and
> FREQUENTLY!! Most are "spoon fed" and unfortunately, by misfits like Joel
> Olsteen.....just to mention one of them.

It takes more than just reading the bible. It's got to read for what
it really says, not
what one want it to say.

Sure there's a lot of 'big name' hero worship going on. But I see it
happening in small
conservative churches too. A majority of the congregation 'adores' the
pastor and/or
elders and believes they do no wrong. I see so many people live the
faith of someone
they admire instead of wrestling with their own faith. Are all these
leaders misfits?
Some are, some are even evil. But most are just trying to do too much
and can't lead
the flock they are charged with. This doesn't mean they're bad people,
just bad leaders.
(I know I was a bad small group leader. I wanted to do a good thing
but I did more damage
than good.) I see such a disconnect between church leaders and the congregants.
Everyone uses the same words, but there's a difference between what
the leaders are
saying and what the congregation is saying. I can't quite put my
finger on what or where
the disconnect is. It's like one of those things that you catch in
your periphery vision
but it disappears when you focus on it.


> The "Church" is far more rare than associational and denominational
> statistics would suggest.
> Agreed.
> Fred
> --
> Apparently, we are supposed to be more angry about what
> Mitt Romney does with his money than what Barack Obama
> does with ours.
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