Worldview Weekend Radio
Guest: Nathan Pickowicz. Topic: What can we learn from the rise and fall of Christianity in the New England Staes? Topic: The cradle of Christianity in America was the New England States. The first churches in America were established there and yet today it is known as the graveyard of pastors because it is so spiritually dead. As a pastor in New England, Nate shares the history of the birth of Christianity in America and how he and his co-laborers are working to establish churches in an area that has so few Bible churches. Topic: The Puritans are the source of the Godly heritage of America. Topic: Did you know that in the 1700s the grandfather of Jonathan Edwards was using the Rick Warren model? His method was to make unbelievers church members and let them take communion in hopes they would get saved over time. Jonathan Edwards rejected this method and only wanted true converts in the church. Edwards focused on preaching repentance. Topic: Then along came John Whitefield that was greatly respected by Benjamin Franklin. Franklin did not agree with Whitefield but loved to hear him preach because he knew Whitfield believed what he was preaching. What does this tell us as to how we should live among unbelievers? Topic: Churches, Christian colleges and seminaries were founded and flourished in the New England states. Yet, the same philosophies we see destroying evangelicalism today also began to destroy these great institutions in the 1700s. These ideas included rationalism, deconstructionism, unitarianism, universalism, prosperity mixed with self-reliance, and gutting the gospel and eliminating biblical preaching from the pulpits. Topic: We take your calls.
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