Heidelcast For Dec, 3 2023: Sin, Salvation, & Service: The Threefold Truth Of Romans (45)

In this episode Dr Clark looks at Romans 13:8–14 where Paul turns his attention to how Christians ought to relate to their brothers and sisters in the congregation. The opening features Tom and Ray Magliozzi of Car Talk.

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  1. The Reformed Christian churches – indeed all of the Protestant denominations – in America are declining very, very rapidly in membership. How come pastors, elders, and Christian academics hardly ever want to talk about this rapid decline in membership. And, importantly what active evangelism could do to help. Almost always these leaders want to excitedly ponder how many angels can dance on the head of a needle. It is predicted that at the present rate, there will be almost no Protestant churches in the United States in about thirty years. Many of us out here don’t care much angels and needles.

    • J. D.

      1. How are you defining Reformed? I understand it to mean the NAPARC Presbyterian and Reformed denominations.

      2. Do you have any statistical evidence for your claim? E.g., the URCNA federation is numerically larger than it was. We have been growing steadily since our formation in 1996. As far as I know, the OPC continues to grow steadily. About 2010, the PCA reported a plateau in their very fast growth but I haven’t seen that they are declining. There is some mystery as to what the PCA membership is since not all congregations report their membership. There are other NAPARC denoms, which, as far as I know, are stable.

      3. What does your comment have to do with today’s episode?

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