Looking for a good conservative church in the Augusta area

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Moving Forward
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Looking for a good conservative church in the Augusta area

As a recovering catholic, I've finally realized the church in which I was raised has gone so far to the political Left that it's time to find a more conservative church... and I'll bet some of the folks here on AMG might have a few suggestions.

Can you help me out on this search for a good conservative church in the Augusta area?

Tom C
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Start by looking for a church

Start by looking for a church that you can serve. If your looking for a church to serve YOU, then you: (1) won't ever find a church that you will like; and (2) will be useless and a drag on whatever church you do end up in.

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What do you mean by

What do you mean by conservative? What are the specific biblical doctrines that your parish has moved left on?

Melvin Udall
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Let's start with the meanings

Let's start with the meanings of "man" and "woman."

Moving Forward
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Yes indeed, Melvin, that is a

Yes indeed, Melvin, that is a good place to start.
Thank you for that reminder, Tom C, as that's a great point and will require additional research and consideration on my part.
Going back to Matt's question, it seems to me that the overall catholic church has shifted to the political Left versus just one parish. When I think of the word conservative, it's for both social and fiscal aspects of life. From gay marriage to abortion to illegal immigrants to border security to entitlement programs, it seems like the catholic church is doing more to protect and support those elements than what it did 30 years ago... and that little organization called Catholic Charities is a blazing example IMO.

If there's a church that represents our good old fashioned republican principles, I think that might be a good place to visit and learn more. Any suggestions on that front?

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Melvin's advice is the key.

Melvin's advice is the key.
Do a search of churches within the area that you wish to travel and check their doctrinal statement of faith normally listed on their website. Find something that matches up with your beliefs and you can attend. (shop online, so to speak)

I am no where near Augusta so a quick search of the denomination that appears to fit my beliefs is 25 miles north of you in Fairfield, sorry.

Calvary Chapel, Pastor Ken Graves, broadcasts from Bangor on WJCX - 99.5 FM. They are a solid denomination.
In Fairfield, there is another Calvary Chapel but that likely is way to far away from where you wanted to be.
Kennebec Valley Christian Fellowship *
Adam Kasprzak
165 Skowhegan Rd
Fairfield, Maine 4937
Call the church 207-877-0500

CCKV is the home of Plowboy Radio Ministry which can be heard daily on WJCX 99.5 FM Radio at 7:00PM.

I walked out of the roman catholic church around 1967 and never regretted it.

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Here's another tip or two.

Here's another tip or two. Will they pray for our nation's leaders, no matter who they are, or only for leaders from the left? (This is how the UCC lost us.)

Does the Church believe the teachings of the Bible re: charity, etc, are meant for individual believers as they live out the Christian walk, or are to serve as justification for Government intervention in all such matters, in place of the believer doing so?

Are they an "Open and Affirming Congregation?" This is a formal designation from a collection of central administrators. If so, ask if they are open and affirming of ALL alternative lifestyles, or only those currently in fashion.

In other words, does political correctness inform their beliefs, or biblical correctness?

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You might look into Faith

You might look into Faith Alliance Church in Winthrop. I have a number of family members in other states who are deeply involved in the Christian and Missionary Alliance and its Churches and missionary sponsorship.

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Watch out for "liberation

Watch out for "liberation theology" and "accommodation theology."

And you might check the stats for the 'traditional mainstream denominations' to see which ones have gone full into the progressive agenda at the expense of their Biblical agenda.

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Here's a quote from an NAS

Here's a quote from an NAS Journal that arrived today:

"Postmodern theory holds that there is no truth or objective reality, only "narratives" or concepts that humans create to describe their experience."

This has evolved on the campuses of today, and has much to do with progressives wanting control of the narrative and the prevailing discourse, which is that heterosexual white men are oppressing an ever-expanding list of supposedly marginalized groups. (this sentence is a paraphrase of the article text)

The general concept has infused many of the liberal minded denominations.

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Udall, I'm curious. How do

Udall, I'm curious. How do you think the Bible was written? Did humans close their eyes and god moved their hands? do you read Greek? Hebrew? Aramaic? Which biblical translation do you prefer? King James? NIV? New Jerusalem? Which one mirrors objective reality best? And which gospel account do you prefer? Matthew? Or Luke? Which one is more accurate? They often give different accounts of the same stories.

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Don't waste your breath, Matt

Don't waste your breath, Matt. These posers don't know squat about God, Jesus or the Bible. Besides, the word "good" and the phrase "conservative church" are mutually exclusive so the thread is a non-starter to begin with.

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Matt and Jasper,

Matt and Jasper,

Our friend Moving Forward has asked for input to solve an issue he is addressing. Perhaps Melvin and I have jumped the gun and offered alternatives that are less than perfect but now that both of you have taken notice of the request I hoped either or both of you would have shared your wisdom on the matter, a place of religious instruction to attend that would allow all of us to be as wise as you have become.

Both of you hint that your studies have been far deeper than our own and we all will be eternally grateful to obtain a closer walk with The Lord. Please share.

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"Don't waste your breath,

"Don't waste your breath, Matt. These posers don't know squat about God, Jesus or the Bible. Besides, the word "good" and the phrase "conservative church" are mutually exclusive so the thread is a non-starter to begin with."

Actually, Lance has swerved (unintentionally, I'm sure) close to a serious truth, which is the reason why many of us go to church:

We're not "good".

Many of us have come to the realization that we are, in a significant way, flawed human beings. We are, by ourselves, self-centered, prideful, and prone to fail to do the good things we frequently desire to do. We have come to realize that by ourselves, we are helpless to change, and have reached out to Someone Who has offered us forgiveness and the opportunity to be freed from self-destruction.

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All this unimportant as there

All this unimportant as there is a plan,Spider is inpossession of it,so it i sbest to await its'
release to the peons who still npost here.
Until then Smegma is still Smegma as is Smega Jr.!

Oh she lost Matt !

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I hint at nothing, dimwit.

I hint at nothing, dimwit. Just because I think you're about the most pathetic, hypocritical follower of Jesus anyone could imagine doesn't mean I think I'm the Dalai Llama. Jeez, you people are number than pounded thumbs. I come here to insult you a-holes. Not because I think I'm superior, but because you think you are.

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As they say down south, "Well

As they say down south, "Well bless your heart."

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Isn't conservative [Christian

Isn't conservative [Christian] church an oxymoron? Jesus was much more progressive than most AMGers.

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As they say down south, "Well

As they say down south, "Well bless your heart."

Very good, Mel.

BlueJay
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Isn't conservative [Christian

Isn't conservative [Christian] church an oxymoron? Jesus was much more progressive than most AMGers.

To be "progressive" in Biblical times was a far cry from what "Progressive" is today, Gerald Weinand.

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While you're at it Fair Share

While you're at it Fair Share, remind us of the biblical passage that says gender is a social construct.

And the one that says we shall empower a centralized government to dictate all the various aspects of our lives.

And serve in our stead as Christian charity.

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I'll have you answer first,

I'll have you answer first, Melvin Udall - one to weak to post under her own name - what makes you think you are worthy of judging others? Is not the judgement of others explicitly reserved for Jesus?

Yet you do so continuously.

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Not because I think I'm

Not because I think I'm superior, but because you think you are.

I understand human nature as Vikingstar has summarized it and know that I am subject to those limitations. The difference between you and I is that I grew weary of wallowing in mud and am trying to climb out of it. You seem content to stay in it.

The only one you have insulted here is you. It is a shame that you have dishonored Moving Forward's thread to make a bizarre display of yourself.

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"Isn't conservative

"Isn't conservative [Christian] church an oxymoron? Jesus was much more progressive than most AMGers."

Anyone who claims that Jesus was "progressive" (or, for that matter, "conservative") has profoundly misunderstood Jesus.

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FS:

FS: "I'll have you answer first, Melvin Udall - one to weak to post under her own name - what makes you think you are worthy of judging others? Is not the judgement of others explicitly reserved for Jesus? Yet you do so continuously."

So asking you to offer evidence supporting your assertion is "judging," but calling someone "to (sic) weak" is not?

Looks like you got me right where I want you.

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Adding Matt and Gerald to my

Adding Matt and Gerald to my prayer list. I've just about worn out my prayer rug on Jasper.

Is not the judgement of others explicitly reserved for Jesus?

Well, you could take that up with Paul.

Gerald gets his "understanding" of the Bible from anti-Christian websites that don't have the faintest understand of the principles involved.

As such, while he may be thought a fool... he can't resist opening his mouth and removing all doubt.

1 Corinthians 15:52 KJV:

“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”

Prayers up!

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Jasper has judged this to be

Jasper has judged this to be the appropriate thread to confess: " . . I come here to insult you a-holes . . "

You aren't insulting anyone, idiot. You are annoying. Like a housefly, you are a common, harmless pest.

FWIW, any mission to insult a group of Christians will, by fundamental Christian doctrine, be met with overwhelming forgiveness. Good luck jerking your cord while there isn't any gas in your engine.

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Message to Heinous Anus:

Message to Heinous Anus:

I. for one, do not think vikingstar is superior to you....

I know he is.

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Tom, I'm touched! What will

Tom, I'm touched! What will you praying for?

What's your bible translation of choice?

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Matt, I'm praying that the

Matt, I'm praying that the Holy Spirit will intercede in your life and bring you to accept Jesus Christ as your savior.

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It's not so much that Fair

It's not so much that Fair Share wants us to believe that Christ was a progressive; what he really wants is for us to believe that progressives are Christ-like.

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