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.
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 Angeles… er, 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.