Radical Homeschooler Pronounces Condemnation Upon Lily Pad Christians
On a broadcast of Generationís radio, homeschool activist Kevin Swanson remarked that he did not want his congregation to be known as ďLily Pad Community Church.Ē
By that, he was expressing an underlying disdain for church hoppers and shoppers.
Instead, once you land in a church, under almost under no circumstances other than gross doctrinal error ought one consider leaving the respective congregation in which one finds oneself.
There is no winning with this variety of legalist.
For Swanson is also among a growing cabal regularly pronouncing condemnation upon those not married off by the time they are 22 years of age.
But what if there is next to no one appealing in these kinds of hardline congregations?
And just as importantly, what if a church is so small and strict that there is the likelihood those outside of a small clique will never be able to exercise any sort of spiritual or ministry gift there other than pewfilling and dropping an offering into the collection plate?
It was also remarked on this same episode of Generations Radio that fellow parishioners ought to move their conversational interactions beyond friendly banter about topics such as sports or the weather.
Instead, they are to interrogate one another about their respective walks with the Lord.
But provided Iíve kept my hands off their teen daughters (an increasing problem in a number of Fundamentalist congregations) or not staggered into the church drunk (interesting enough no doubt from booze often served at functions under the auspices of congregations on the Reformed end of the Evangelical spectrum) this is a personal matter that really isnít the business of those gathered there once they have a pretty good indication that I have professed faith in Christ.
Frederick Meekins is an independent theologian and social critic. He holds a BS in Political Science/History. Frederick earned 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 earned a Ph.D. in Apologetics through Newburgh Theological Seminary. His books are available in print and electronic formats through Amazon.com. His ministry site, Issachar Bible Church & Apologetics Research Institute, can be found at http://issacharbiblechurch.blogspot.com/. The Twitter page of Dr. Meekins can be found at