Christian Apologetics Society

Jesus replied, "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God."
- Matthew 22:29

Isaiah 55:11
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it
Gen 1:3
Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light
Matthew 26:26
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body."
Malachi 1:11
My name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting of the sun. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to my name, because my name will be great among the nations," says the LORD Almighty.
John 20:23
If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.
James 5:16
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.
James 2:14
What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
Luke 20:38
For He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for all live to Him.
Rev 21:27
Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's book of life.
1 Cor 3:15
If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
Psalm 51:5
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.
John 3:5
Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Titus 3:5
Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
1 Timothy 3:15
but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
Acts 22:16
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Methodists Drop To 1820 Level

The United Methodust Church has released their State of the Church report.

    "The United Methodist presence in the United States today is the same as it was in 1820. And, if trends in aging and membership losses continue at their current rates, the church will shrink to its size at the time of the first Christmas Conference in 1784."


    "United Methodist leaders have been struggling for decades to understand the gradual decline of the denomination's reach in the United States, where membership is almost 8 million, a decline of 19 percent since 1974. Forty-one percent of United Methodist churches in the United States did not report a single profession of faith in 2005."


    Only 1 percent of the 34,892 United Methodist churches have a worship attendance of more than 500 people, and those larger congregations represent 20 percent of membership, 20 percent of attendance, 24 percent of professions of faith, 25 percent of youth, 26 percent of children and 29 percent of people of color.


Source: State of the Church

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3 Comments:

Blogger Mom, Mommy, Mama said...

Hi Timothy,

Thanks for stopping by to read my blog. I want to clarify a bit - I do know about the Catholic Church (went to Catholic school & was raised in part in the Catholic Church), but admittedly am far from "knowing it all". I appreciate your insight and I will look into the links you left. I did ask for feedback to my blog and I appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts, without attacking. When all is said and done we might sit on opposite sides of the issue but you state that you are a born again Christian man so I look forward to meeting you in Glory :)

be blessed and stop on by again sometime.

Kaira

4:46 PM  
Blogger A Simple Sinner said...

I had been widely aware of the decline across the board among the "Mainline Moderns" but hadn't much kept tabs on the UMC...

The ELCA and TEC have been a similar situation for some time now. Not as much talked about, the ELCA is about 5 years behind TEC in the moral revisionism, with handfuls (in increasing numbers) of congregations leaving the ELCA annually to re-affiliate elsewhere.

Now that the UMC, TEC, and ELCA are all in communion and have clergy sharing, it will be interesting to watch what cross-pollination occurs.

The future does not look bright.

11:22 PM  
Blogger A Simple Sinner said...

To the author of this post:

Can you get in touch with me when you get a chance? I have a question I would like to ask.

ASimpleSinner@gmail.com

11:42 AM  

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