Terms like liberal and conservative are all relative. To some I sound liberal, but in saying the following, I am going to come off sounding more conservative than I’d like.
I just finished watching Jesus Camp.
I’m dissapointed. I thought it would be outrageous and controversal.
But I’m just left with a feeling of…
A bunch of Fundamentalist Evangelicals are raising their kinds to be–get this–Fundamentalist Evangelicals. They are teaching their kids to be soldiers for Christ, to stand up for righteousness. To stand up to people who tell them that God doesn’t have a place in their everyday lives, nor a place in their government.
Now, I admit that I felt a little funny watching them pray over the electrical equipment, telling Satan in Jesus’ name that he has no power over the Power Point program. The pastor lady kind of creeped me out, too.
But the people in this video are only different from me by degrees and by devotion.
I don’t have that level of devotion to God; I only wish it were so.
I don’t walk around a room and demand that Satan depart from the microphones, but I do get down on my knees and pray that nothing will go wrong, that the Spirit will attend, and that each person will learn what it is that God would have us learn.
I don’t think that the Church should govern, but I do pray that our leaders will be guided by the Light of Christ to make righteous, godly decisions.
I don’t witness to people in bowling alleys, but the pertinant question isn’t why do these children do it, but rather, why don’t I?
Mormons aren’t Evangelical, but we are supposed to be evangelical.
I’m not saying I wish to be more Evangelical, but I’m not not saying it, either.