Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Top Ten Church Fallacies

A little thought exercise might be fun. I offer you my top ten list of fallacies adopted by the modern church. They are in no particular order, and done a month from now, the list would most likely be different. Regardless, please take a moment and comment on any or all of them, but if you find fault with any of them, please tell me why, scripturally. Looking forward to hearing from you!

SLW's Top Ten Contemporary Church Fallacies

  1. Churches should decide questions by voting
  2. God has commanded the church to tithe
  3. Modern Pastors get paid too much
  4. Church growth should be the number one concern of church leaders
  5. Evangelism requires Christians to act as unbelievers do
  6. Pastors chief role as leaders is vision casting
  7. Christians in every generation need to apply their creativity to reinvent the church
  8. The church is meant to transform society and cure its ills
  9. It is acceptable for believers to treat other believers in error or sin with disdain
  10. The Republican Party is the only acceptable political party for American Christians


  1. Question re: "God has commanded the church to tithe"... are you talking about church members tithing to the church, or are you talking about churches tithing, say, to a district office?

    (yes, I do need another cuppa coffee!)

    On #10... is there another party that opposes abortion, euthanasia, gay marriage, and etc. ? Just curious if you know of one.

  2. You did it! You touched the third rail of modern evangelicalism. The Republican party. Next you are going to say that not everything Fox news says is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness.

    Are nest going to challenge me to think for myself? Come on man.

  3. @kathi,
    Really, either. I don't see anything in the NT that commands individuals or congregations to tithe. They may do so, as long as they don't use it as the deserts of blessing (works righteousness) but it is not commanded.

    I know the Republican party says that it is against a lot of things, the question is, do they act any different than the Democrats when they are in power?

  4. @Carl
    Are you sure you're not a prophet?


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