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  1. David Watson

    Joel, thanks for this thoughtful post. I appreciate the way you have added to my ideas, and challenged some of them as well. I hope readers will give some serious thought to what you’ve written here.

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  2. Know More Than I Should

    The biggest mistake the modern Christianity made, perhaps even neocardinal sin, was in allowing the church to be prostituted for mammon and politics. By allowing the religion to become a marionette for deep pockets, some of whom seldom actually darken the church house door, the religion sold its soul for a pot of pottage. The result was hookers in pulpits. Not surprising, therefore, people fled because they were not being fed. Now, having made a pact with the devil, the post-modern church finds itself in the unenviable position of trying to buy back its eternal soul – but at what price?
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    In large measure, the appeal of the current Roman pontiff results from his coming as close as major Christian personality in the early 21st century to confessing the sins of the church. Yet, the vestments of the papacy are hindering his efforts. Protestantism is even more divided, confused, oblivious. Meanwhile, the independent, fundamental, premillennial purveyors of bullwah continue to wallow in a theological hog pin of their own creation. In so doing, they have become little more than an entertaining sideshow in the carnival of Christianity.
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    Whether the Christian church will be able to regain respectability without a purifying trial by fire remains to be seen. For it no only remains a house divided, like the foolish woman in Proverbs 14:1, it seems determined to pull its house down with its own hands.

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