Why do younger evangelicals put happiness and popularity over morality and truth?

I know, two “reblogs” in one day. But alas, both are worth my audience reading them.

WINTERY KNIGHT

Here’s an interesting post by Mark Tooley in the American Spectator.

Excerpt:

A new generation of evangelical elites is imploring evangelicals to step back from the culture wars. Mostly they want to escape polarizing strong stances on same-sex marriage and abortion, and perhaps also contentious church-state issues, like the Obamacare contraceptive mandate.

Purportedly the evangelical church is failing to reach young, upwardly mobile professionals because evangelicals, who now broadly comprise perhaps one third of all Americans, are seen as reactionary and hateful. On their college campuses, at their coffee shops, and in their yoga classes, among other venues, some outspoken hip young evangelicals want a new public image for their faith.

[…]A popular young evangelical blogger echoing Merritt’s theme is Rachel Evans, who conveniently grew up in the Tennessee small town famous for the Scopes Monkey Trial. Her 2010 book was Evolving in Monkey Town: How a Girl Who Knew…

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3 thoughts on “Why do younger evangelicals put happiness and popularity over morality and truth?

  1. Julie

    Yes, we shouldn’t be surprised as we’ve seen the forerunners of humanism and relativism occupying pulpits and deceiving many for several years. Therefore we have the “falling away” that is described in the scripture;

    2 Thessalonians 2:1-3

    New King James Version (NKJV)

    The Great Apostasy

    2 Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2 not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ[a] had come. 3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin[b] is revealed, the son of perdition,

    Also found this article that names a few partially responsible;
    http://apprising.org/2012/07/02/steven-furtick-hillsong-heresy-conference-rick-warren/

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    1. Wow! What these guys are saying is that we can have mind over matter, mind over reality. We can create ex nihilo (out of nothing) just by having faith!

      I think what they are saying is similar to something the serpent said so many years ago: “Had God indeed said…” We can become little gods by listening to these men. What heresy.

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      1. Julie

        Yep. Sad, sad, sad. It is humanism at its best…they’re making themselves out to be idols…the worship of self.

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