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Sat., May 11, 2013

Churches lose way

Two April 25 letters hit the nail right on the head. My hat is off to Vince Roland for his on-target evaluation of the modern church. He is correct: The church of today is looking for excuses rather than accountability. Whereas the first-century believers merited the title “disciples,” the modern-day Christians are mostly “pew warmers.”

Bert Porter addressed one of the problems arising from this attitude. Although I don’t advocate his advice to “knock a few heads,” I do agree that there is a problem. Not too long ago, children were taught respect and morality during the natural course of their lives – both in the home and in the classroom. Now, this has been replaced with a sense of entitlement.

In order for America to survive, we need to lift up the cross rather than trying to tear it down. Morality must once again become part of our warp and weave, rather than a relic from the 19th century. If America falls, the blame must be placed squarely on the shoulders of we Christians; not the rebels.

Douglas Benn


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