Is the Church Soft on Sin?

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by righteousdude2, Dec 8, 2012.

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Is the Church Growing More Tolerant of Sin?

  1. Yes, without a doubt...

    12 vote(s)
    80.0%
  2. Not really [please explain]...

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
  3. No opinion...

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  4. Just certain sins in certain denominations [please explain]...

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  5. It is more tolerant now than a century ago...

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  6. It is hard to say, without being judgmental...

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  7. Even some denomiations with the Baptist church, in general is guilty, too...

    2 vote(s)
    13.3%
  8. Only certain sects of the Baptist church are soft on sin [please explain]...

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  9. See my comments for a complete thought about this OP...

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  1. righteousdude2

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    I tried to ask this in another OP, but because it was regarding happy people who marry happy people, it was closed.

    So let me ask it in another way. And this time, please take the poll and be sure to comment on the kinds of sins you see the church dropping the ball [or the Bible] on...
     
  2. Zaac

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    The Church has not repented and the wickedness that scales our eyes prevents us from acknowledging our wickedness as such because we think its okay if the "greater good" is served in the midst of our direct disobedience.

    The Church has not disciplined.
    The Church has not acknowledged certain sins as sin while putting other sins on blast. Hypocrisy.

    Really all one has to do is go back and look at ancient Israel and what they "didn't" do. We're repeating it.

    There's so much that only the hand of God will fix it.
     
  3. Bro. James

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    "Whatsoever is not of faith---------------------------is sin.

    We do err when we do not put the unrepented church member on the shunning list. A little leaven will leaven the whole lump.

    Discipline does not make for large congregations.

    Peace,

    Bro. James
     
  4. Salty

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    Back on 26 Jan 14, I preached a really tough "stepping-on-toes" message.
    Just about everyone was upset with me. However, instead of coming to me - they complained to the pastor ( I was Asst Pastor) and the Pastor did not say anything to me for about 3 months.

    Here is what I pointed out in my message

    Be Faithful in Attendance

    Arrive to church on time (in fact, you should be in your seat 5-10 minutes early - preparing for the service)

    Attend Sunday School (only had about 20% attending)

    Bring your Bible (most didn't)

    Memorize the Books of the Bible - When the pastor was ready to read Scripture there was always 2 or 3 who would want him to wait, because they had not found the passage yet.

    I felt we needed to work on these, before going after the major issues.

    So to answer the OP - Yes - the church IS soft on Sin.
    Why - Partially we do not want to offend anyone.
    Granted, we need to use tact - but there are times, we need to be direct.




     
  5. plain_n_simple

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    The church is in error by focusing on sin. Sin was dealt with at the cross. All sin, past present and future has been paid for in full by Jesus. The church should focus on the gift of righteousness. Condemnation is no longer valid for the body of Christ. We are sons and daughters of the Most High, the Father. It is our identity that Satan lies about, calling us sinners stuck and seemingly forever depraved. When a man fully accepts the gift, he can truthfully declare he is righteous before God, and sin will release its hold. Or, the church can continue to apply the law to Christians sinning. This will produce more sin, because the strength of sin, is the law.
     

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