Thursday, January 3, 2013

Independent Churches Will Increase in Number

Pastor emeritus Nathan Bickel has left a new comment on your post "Ordain a Lady - Non-Viral Video Shot Outside an Ep...":

Ichabod -

I found (without looking for it) this video (you highlight) as it was the first one on my one website blog list posting for yesterday.

I think your perspective is spot on; but, will be rejected by those very same church bodies and perspective "leaders," with which you reference. "Hard of spiritual hearing" might be more, the [cause] case.

You certainly do know how to make the best of material found on the web. Thank you for all the information relative to your commentary where Lutheran church bodies are; and where they are headed. I have no doubt that as the decadent culture spirals downhill, Lutheran denominations will follow. After all, what better way to attract people to the already existing many (spiritually dead) church buildings, than to become more and more like the culture? Why heed Scripture about not being conformed to the world? [Romans 12:1-2]

May I make a prediction? As the culture continues to go south; and, as Christian denominations follow; there will become more and more Independent Lutheran churches. I maintain that there are faithful Lutheran pastors (and their perspective congregations) who will not continue to tolerate all the damning spiritual foolishness which emanates from their perspective synodical headquarters.

Nathan M. Bickel