Friday, 2 November 2018

New Growth.

"'The seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how.'"  Mark 4:27 (NRSV)

The Traditional Churches are dying.

Their members have given up and their congregations are dwindling.

But within the mainstream Churches there is new growth.

Many Churches are turning to the ideas of Progressive Christianity as a source of hope.

Even if the leadership is still mired in orthodox theology their parishioners are increasingly embracing progressive ideas.

And this is not surprising because Progressive Christianity satisfies the intellect without abandoning faith.

Progressive Christianity replaces negative doctrines with positive doctrines.

It does not expect you to believe the unbelievable.

But it maintains a belief in a holistic God.

A God who is wholly benevolent.

A God who is Love.

This is the seed which was planted by God.

And it grows, we do not know how.

[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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