Let's try again: Have Baptist churches changed the message in your area? I'll say in my region we have for the most part. Used to be if you went in a Baptist church on Sunday morning you walked out knowing about sin, about it's penalty, about Jesus and how he was the remedy for sin, and about being born again. You might have been taught or preached to about prophesy, or His deity, or tithing, or any other Biblical topic, but the main thing was salvation and it wasn't neglected. The basic message was all people are sinners doomed to hell and in need of salvation, and how to find salvation. The churches in our area that have not changed methods have changed the message to "the world is going to heck in a handbasket because of liberalism and we have to stamp it out and stamp it out now." The churches in our area that have changed methods have changed the message to "all people are unhappy and unfulfilled and victims of something. Jesus wants to be your boyfriend and help you find the way to being cool, comfortable, and really really happy." My Lutheran friend sees nothing of worth in either of those messages, but would be drawn to go and hear more of the old message regardless of the preferred method. So my questions are these: HAS the message been changed in your area? Do you think Satan has tricked us into arguing within about the methods or gotten us majoring on the minors in order to squelch evangelism?