I agree. I'm not a catholic but it just fries me when I hear people say why is the Catholic Church that way about abortion, gay marriage, etc. WHY? It's their beliefs, they don't exactly hide that fact. No one is being forced to be a Catholic or any other denomination.
"For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear." (2 Tim. 4:3)
The true purpose of a church (or should be) is to help people. God (whoever you perceive him/her/it to be) doesn't need any help. It's GOD! Churches formed two thousand years ago were to help people in that society. We don't live in that society any more. Any church that isn't helping its members will die out; members will leave it.
I think some people feel that the Bible isnt relavent in todays world! If they would only read the great stories! They are there to teach us . The sin is the same: murder/ adultry/ greed/ coveting/. It still shows that Human nature sins. And that a Good God will forgive anysin but unbelief and unrepenting! And God is a just God who WILL punish the unrighteous/wicked/unrepentant Sinner! IN HIS TIME!
This has been going on for years bigred. If they didn't change, we'd still be burning people for being heretics or witches. And the churches realize that if they don't pander to the people they are supposed to serve... their coffers are empty.
I think it's because people want to pass themselves off as Christians but they don't want to have to make the life-style changes that they'd have to to be real Christians. It's so inconvenient to have to really live their lives with all those silly, irrelevant rules and why shouldn't a person that wants to cohabitate with their same-sex partner, have a baby out of wedlock, go get matching tattoos and watch porn together still be considered a Christian?
Because they don't understand that religious Doctrine is constant! It does not move with the shifting sands! It's kind of like the " revisionist history crusade " that the USA is experiencing these days! People are trying to change the fact that The USA was founded on a belief in God, just because eliminating God is the popular thing these days!
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There are many interpretations of the bible and it would be impossible to try to change rules to fit all those interpretations. So we must decide for ourselves what is right and true and best for our people. This is why god gave us free will and does not interfere with that.
God remains the same. no matter if the bible is not there, is changed, is illegal to own one, or is burned, God prevails through all things, do not be afraid.
Religion has been under the gun a lot recently. I think because it has group morals and codes that should be followed. People that dont follow this will try to press those rules away and say they are wrong because it shows their true colors. They dont like that. They will try to change religion in any way possible.