Our pastor has brought in the Christmas Child project from Franklin Graham’s Samaritans Purse. It’s a nice project with a great intention–to give gifts to needy children. But there is a dilemma. They put a booklet in each shoebox with the gifts explaining Christianity, which is, of course, evangelical.
While I believe it is great to tell the world to accept Jesus and indeed necessary I know there is a big problem when we support such groups. The website which is
has a section there about how to accept the Lord. Fine so far. But then the people are told to be sure to attend a “church where Christ is preached.” We know they don’t mean us.
I was a Baptist for 15 years and know the anti-Catholicism that is so pervasive. Should we support a project with them when they could go farther than tell people about Jesus and tell them not to attend our Church? I hope I am only being suspicious because of past experience–but the “attend a church where Christ is preached” sounds very famililar. It means go to an evangelical church.