Frederick Meekins is an independent theologian and social critic. He holds a BS from the University of Maryland in Political Science/History and a MA in Apologetics & Christian Philosophy from Trinity Theological Seminary. Frederick holds a Doctor of Practical Theology through the Master's Graduate School Of Divinity in Evansville, Indiana. Dr. Meekins is pursuing a Ph.D. in Apologetics through Newburgh Theological Seminary.

Friday, January 9

Would You Rather They Not Go To Any Church At All?

A pastor complained about a family that took nearly a year to find a new church.

Maybe he’d rather they just stop attending altogether.

It will be years before a newcomer will be allowed to do anything other than fill a pew anyway (unless they drop a conspicuously large contribution into the collection plate anyway).

So what’s the big deal?

Even if such people are traveling around to a variety of doctrinally acceptable congregations, aren’t they still learning about God?

Or are these preachers so wrapped up in themselves that the only people they believe that these things can be learned through are themselves?

If so, aren’t they taking the first steps to becoming a cult?

By Frederick Meekins