For years, I have thought people were growing sour on Christianity.

Why? Turn on TBN and you tell me. Better yet, turn on the news, which talks about TBN and then tell me. Preachers busted for fiscal irresponsibility, priests being thrown in the clink for getting handsy and then there is all the hubbub with televangelists living large like some of those fat cats getting dinged with the stimulus package.

At least Witches don't need to hide their drinking binges

At least Witches don't need to hide their drinking binges

Sigh. They get the pub and Jesus gets the blame. Unfair, but understandable why witchcraft is now growing faster than the “Big Three” of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

One expert claims that the number of Wiccan experts is doubling every 30 months. A recent book entitled “Generation Hex” by author Marla Alupoaicei declares that it will be the third largest religion of faith by the year 2012.

And where is the most rapid growth of Wicca in the U.S.? Where else? Massachusetts (and Los Angeleser, the West Coast). Other than the obvious, why is this important for Christians to know?

We gots lots of work to do people!

If there are this many misanthropes out there who are so disenchanted with God and specifically, God’s people, then it’s obvious we aren’t doing our job. We need to witness. We need to reach out. We need to live out loud.

Yeah, yeah, we hear all that mess from Joel, Ed, Bill and the rest of the seeker-sensitive nation. But consider this, there is a reason why their churches are mega, and everyone else’s is not so much these days.

If more of us looked and acted like Jesus, rather than being worried about sounding like him (“I’m blessed and highly favored… despite living on welfare and being addicted to these crappy cigarettes.”, this story may be obsolete.

And then again, so would TBN.

  1. funkycatstudio says:

    Maybe you could, just maybe oh pretty pretty please… just work on your own little group. Witches and Wiccans really don’t want to be preached to by well meaning Christians or other religions.

    • hiscrivener says:

      Well, yeah. About that. Christianity is more than a social group that gathers during study hall, it’s a global religion that provides a foundation for my life. As for Wicca and the “preaching”, who’s doing that? If I was preaching at anyone, it was my own little group.

      But hey, thanks for climbing up the Wall and posting this. Please do so again.

  2. hiscrivener says:

    Amen. Amen. And Amen.

  3. Pamela says:

    I had quit participating in the institutional church for the reasons cited here and more. I had quit for over a year never planning on returning because I refused to put any more effort in madness that I knew was not God’s way. You will never be able to use the verse ‘don’t forsake the assembling…’ threat against me, especially when I understood that the context of that was a strong exhortation to Christians to not forsake the way and going back to following the law. It has nothing to do with church attendance. The sad thing is that in one form or another the law is being preached again. I will never submit to that stuff.

    Anyone that really believes that attending church is the same as worshipping and living for God does not have a walk with Him. Yes we do express our faith in a congregation BUT that should not be the only outlet for it. We walk with Him and should produce His life wherever we go.

    I am grateful for learning about the congregation that I am a part of. Otherwise I would be walking with the Lord outside of the institutional church. I will never judge a Christian for being out of that system if I do not know them. Leaders, probably because they are losing money, will tell people that if a Christian is not a part of a local congregation it is because they have lost the fire. I would contend that probably in many cases they have left because the Lord has placed fire in their hearts and they do not want it to die.

    We need revival (to be awaken from the dead).

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