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By Wayne Jackson Influence is a powerful thing. Every person both influences and is influenced by others in varying degrees.
One gets to be like who he runs with. The Influence of the Primitive Church It is a remarkable historical reality that the church of Jesus Christ, as such was constituted in the initial centuries of its existence, was a body of tremendous influence.
In point of fact, it revolutionized the antique world. Historians have noted that as a consequence of the sway of Christianity, many evils of the ancient world were abolished, or at least curtailed e. Even skeptics have acknowledged such. It is not without significance, however, that during this time-frame, when the church was exerting such a wonderful impact, it was being persecuted bitterly.
Then, a strange thing happened. Great and devastating changes were wrought which finally resulted in an egregious, fully-organized apostasy, the residue of which abides to this day.
Courageous pioneers sought a return to the original pattern. A typical example of the influence of the church was seen in the Tabernacle Meetings conducted by N. Hardeman in the early s. Those were glorious days for the kingdom of Christ.
But in the early decades of the previous century something else was happening. It reflected an inclination to reject the concept of propositional truth based on divine authority.
Men like Presbyterian clergyman Harry E. Fosdick argued that the Bible had developed along evolutionary lines.
And they rejected the supernatural elements of Scripture.
This ideology became pervasive in both Catholicism and mainline Protestantism. A major component of the restoration heritage the Disciples of Christ was also influenced by this heresy. Postmodernism has impacted the religious community at large in a devastating fashion, and the churches of Christ have been significantly influenced by this ideology as well.
Postmodernism in the Church. The Trendy Church Over the past several decades there has developed a growing mentality that the church is an outmoded organism.
It is, therefore, imperative they say that we update the church. We must make it more trendy. The trends of secular society to a significant degree have seeped into the religious fabric of our culture.
There is no better example of this than the current endorsement of homosexual unions in some of the historic Protestant sects.
That which once was an abomination is fashionable now. They lust to be like the nations [churches] round about 1 Sam. Consider briefly some of the major changes that have been observable in the church over the past several decades.
No longer is J. Subjective Faith We are progressively departing from a dependence upon the New Testament as the authoritative source of instruction in religion and ethics towards a subjective-style, get-in-touch-with-your-feelings philosophy. Many congregations no longer have substantial Bible classes where the Word of God is explored deeply and taught powerfully, with solid application made to Christian living.
Even some of our Bible class literature not a little of which has been transported from denominational publishing concerns is filled with people-centered scenarios.
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Rowling's popular Harry Potter fantasy series as far more than mere popular culture pablum. Trends in Popular American Culture Maudie Mclaughlin University of Phoenix Soc Trends in Popular American Culture The definition of culture was established years ago as traits that were passed down from generation to generation.
Today, we understand culture as everything that takes place in a society. Influence is a powerful thing.
Every person both influences and is influenced by others in varying degrees. Jesus stressed the importance of godly influence when he compared his disciples to “salt” (Matt.
), and Paul warned of the power of bad influences when he noted that “evil. We ask you, humbly, to help us. We hope you enjoy this web site and what it represents. If so, fantastic! The thing is we're an independent group of normal people who donate our time to .