Food Drives

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  1. evangelist6589

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    Many churches do food drives, but so few preach the gospel when they do them. I think the best way to do a food drive is to also preach the gospel. United Methodists, Mormons, and other heretical churches do food drives as well so how can a protestant church be any different? The other day ago I met a man in dire need of food and drink. I bought him food and drink and also gave him a gospel track to read as well. He did not appear to have time for a conversation so I was unable to share the gospel with him in conversation, and as Jordan says people are so busy these days and so tracts are a very effective tool and that they are.

    Bottom line I am all for food drives but biblical churches that do food drives MUST MUST MUST differentiate between the heretical churches, or the soft on the gospel Seeker friendly churches. But unfortunately what I have discovered is that churches are using these food drives as an excuse to get away from doing the work of evangelism.
     
  2. Don

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    Are there any churches or other Christians that please you? Or is it only the ones that do things the way you think it should be done?
     
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    Did you even read my post???? Apparently you did not.
     
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    John, you need to stop this unfounded judgmental attitude on things you know nothing about.

    You have made a blanket statement, as you usually do, that churches that make use of food drives for the poor don't WANT to evangelize anyone.

    When Hurricane Katrina came, my church not only had a massive food drive, but we (at the sacrificial expense of individual members) converted our gym into "apartments" where displaced families could stay until they found housing. Some stayed many, many weeks.

    We had a huge food drive to keep the pantry stocked. We met with them daily to COOK their meals. We invited to our services every single week. Some came. Some didn't. We gave them the gospel. We gave them our time. We gave them friendship. We gave them everything we had.

    And yes, we did it for the gospel's sake.

    For you to say that food drives are excuses not to evangelize makes me angry.

    You pass judgment after unwarranted judgment on churches that you know nothing about and Godly and gospel programs that you know nothing about.

    I wish you could see that about yourself.

    I know that some people here try to be friends with you and they attempt to be kind to you and are patient with you and that does not go unnoticed.

    I also know that some people here purposefully agitate you. That does not go unnoticed either.

    You have GOT to stop with the unjust criticisms. If criticism is warranted, then give it.

    But blanket assumptions and blankets untruths have got to stop.
     
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    James 2:14-17 NAS77
    14 What use is it, my brethren, if a man says he has faith, but he has no works? Can that faith save him?
    15 If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food,
    16 and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and be filled," and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that?
    17 Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.​
     
  6. Rolfe

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    You do not know what you are talking about when you make a statement like this.
     
  7. Don

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    Not only did I read it, I responded to it. Do you have the courage to reply honestly and with self-reflection?

    John, your posts ooze milk.
     
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    A very bold statement, considering you have absolutely no proof to back it up.

    I agree with this statement. However, unless the food drive is funded by the congregation, most food distribution centers will only let you distribute their food under the condition that you don't put any prerequisites on people getting food. In other words, you can't make them come to church or listen to a sermon in order to receive food.


    Grouping Methodists with Mormons? Wow. I've actually preached at a Methodist church before. I've found that there are Methodist churches that do preach the Gospel, and only differentiate from Baptists on some standards. I'm not saying they're all like that, but I wouldn't necessarily consider them heretical simply because they are Methodist.

    Maybe we need some more info, but how can a man be in dire need of food and drink and not have time for a conversation?

    "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." You want people to listen to you, you have to show them you care about them. Food drives are a great way to do this.
     
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    There are individual Methodist churches that have embraced liberalism and heresy but, by and large, most Methodist churches are well within the bounds of orthodoxy.
     
  10. evangelist6589

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    Not my job, dude.

    You might not like Methodists, but they're still well within the bounds of orthodoxy.

    Face it: you said something stupid and got caught.
     
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    Seems like a small sample to form an opinion about a whole denomination.
     
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    http://churches.thegospelcoalition.org/app/church/8797

     
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    How do you know they do this? How do you know about all churches?
     
  16. evangelist6589

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    I guess I made a straw man sweeping judgment. Kind of like how you are others label Calvinists.
     
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    It is sometimes difficult not to speak falsely and present erroneous or sweeping testimony when we are carried by emotion. I believe it is safe to say that we've all been guilty of this at some point. It is good that you recognize it in yourself here.
     
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  18. Aaron

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    Weren't you going to leave the BB?
     
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    Change your icon.
     
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    With your overemphasis on all things Way of the Master, some could order you to do the same. ;)
     

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