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I believe that the church has a scriptural mandate...

2007-03-28T21:15:00.000-04:00

I believe that the church has a scriptural mandate to edify the saints, but also a duty to accept those who have repented, and a duty to help those who need it.

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I've seen a few mission church in poor neighborhoo...

2007-03-28T18:15:00.000-04:00

I've seen a few mission church in poor neighborhoods who had integrated programs for released criminals. These programs were approximately like AA.

The criminals would meet in small groups (>6) once a week. They would meet in the full group once a week. They would also have the number of a leader in the small group to call if they needed to. The members were held accountable and the recidivism rate approached zero for this group. By the time I left the congregation was around 50% former felons.

I think that if the Church is going to fulfill Christ's command to feed his sheep we are going to have to organize the Church for that purpose. Many Churches are still organized mostly for the edification of the saints.



Yes, too many of our churches expect certain types...

2007-03-22T23:14:00.000-04:00

Yes, too many of our churches expect certain types of clothing, or skin color, socio-economic level, or even age. I believe it was James who had some things to say about this.

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It is such a hard part of Jesus commission to "fee...

2007-03-22T17:09:00.000-04:00

It is such a hard part of Jesus commission to "feed my sheep". We want as a church to help the homeless, but God forbid one walks into the church and sits down. Especially when they sit in “MY SPOT!” OMG! It is easier for me to sponsor a trip to Africa to help feed the hungry than it is to walk down to the bus stop with a box full of bagged lunches.

In the case of this person, the church should be grateful that he confessed to them his past. Churches are often to trusting when someone puts up their hand and volunteers to teach Sunday school. The churches I belonged to were so desperate for volunteers that they would take anyone to do anything. Let us not forget one of America’s greatest serial killers old………***can’t think of his name*** . It’s a bigger question than one person who has sinned, it is a question of all those that walk into church that aren’t’ from prosperous middle class nice families.