Re: Turning Point Church Lebanon Oregon-Tell Your Story
Date: June 15, 2009 10:52AM
I recently starting going to TurningPoint Church...and I have been reading the information provided on these posts and online, like You Tube, and I have to say,...I am confused. I think the church is great. Like, the people actually care what is going on in your life....I don't think I care if it a joke to some people or not...if one believes and is moved; does it matter? I see people helping others, reaching out to the community. I see a revival of the spirit. I also don't understand why one person calls themselves TPREJECT,...rejected by them, or are they rejecting TP?
Do I care if Pastor Mike got a degree in the mail or at an all star college? Not if God is moving through him. I mean really, do I need a degree to know God and speak his word? Come on. It just seems like a few people are nit picking.
Look at any church, any faith, and there will be downfalls. I hear that some are mad that TP wants to recruite new members and because of that, it makes them a cult,...by those standards every church would be a cult. And furthermore, if you are a christian, don't you want to convert as many "lost" souls as you can???
I think people are afraid of change. I think people want to go to church and act stuffy and wear their church only cloths to impress their neighbors, and I think they want to go and hear all about the GOOD NEWS that jesus died on the cross for everyone's sins, but no one wants to hear the "bad" news that the devil is amoung us, that christian are persecuted, that their are steps that need to be taken in order to live a good life with good character. No, I think people want to do as they have always done and be burned by the past garbage they have picked up in their religious lives. ME- I want to dance, I want to feel the word of God, I want to sing the praises of the Almighty and be released from my bondages to be saved.
I would love to hear some comments back.