Originally posted by Alpha10
As a born-and-raised Christian, I find myself straying due to 2 reasons...
1) The ever-present talk of money in our churches.
IF God is all powerful, why does he require that people give him money? Besides the point that he says to ...[text shortened]... ighborhood kids after we say no thanks, we don't want to hear it.
What does 'born-and-raised Christian' mean? I didn't become a
Christian until I was 25, I understand people growing up in a
church, but I was always under the impression to be a Christian
you personally had to make a choice for Jesus Christ. Which is
not the same thing as being raised in a church where you are
surrounded by people who may or may not be Christian all your
As far as money is concern. Money is required to run fellowships to
pay for buildings and their up keep. You need money for several
things; however, if money is the only thing your fellowship is
concern about, find another fellowship. It is without a doubt not
the main concern in most churchs as you seem to say. If you do
not understand 'tithe' I doubt you were raised in a church as you
If you don't understand evangelists I again doubt you were raised
in a church, if you were and you don't have a clue about both the
'tithe' and 'evangelist' I think you were raised in the most sick out
of wack church fellowship I have ever heard of. If someone can
grow up in a church and not grasp what those two things are and
mean I think you were in a social club, not a church that really had
anything that had to do with God or Christ.