A call to the churches of Colleton | Faith

by | June 9, 2019 5:00 am

Last Updated: June 5, 2019 at 1:07 pm

A few weeks ago, I was saddened to discover a blatant and sickening departure from the divinely expressed will of God, a parade of sin that a church embraced, encouraged and boastfully shared over social media.
Many evangelicals are quick to assume that such abominations are only occurring below the dim glow of secular city light. But, that has been proven to be far from the truth. Such vile acts of perversion are being sanctioned by and committed in rural “churches” with laughing and cheering.
Are our eyes so blinded by sin that we do not fear the judgment to come, not only for this present generation but the next, whom we have been entrusted by the Almighty to lead in the everlasting way?
We are in desperate need of revival.
That is why I am calling for the believers of Colleton County and beyond to be in constant prayer for the churches of this beloved, rural county. For the remainder of this month of June, will you join me in praying through the book of Jude, for the sake of our churches that they may contend for the faith and persevere through this confusing and tempting age? Through this, and by the grace that flows freely from the throne of God, we and our community will know ever more fully Him who is able to keep us from stumbling and present us blameless before the presence of His glory, for His kingdom come. Amen.

(Jeremy Breland of Ruffin is a student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He can be reached at jbreland572@gmail.com.)

comments » 9

  1. Comment by Kristi

    June 9, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Not sure what this is in reference to. But I find the answer to most of these things is love .🙌💕

  2. Comment by Anna

    June 9, 2019 at 10:06 am

    Can I have the name of the church you are shaming? I would like to attend. I haven’t been to church in a good long while, but this is one that I think I would be willing to try out. They sound like a great, accepting church. I’d really love to go, so please, message me so I may try them out.

  3. Comment by Matthew

    June 9, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Well said Kristi, love is the answer to most things. Anna I assume he is referring to Bethel United Methodist church in Ruffin on Hwy 21, part of the Ruffin Circuit. There was a “Miss Relay” Pageant held as a fundraiser for our relay for life team. The boys from youth dressed up as ladies and we had a pageant even down to some funny question and answer. We are a church full of sinners trying to do better, please come join us. Thought I should let you know we have a female pastor that some people think is wrong. She works tirelessly for God and has revitalized youth, Wednesday services, bible studies, etc. and is just an awesome person. Vacation bible school is coming up soon(July 29-aug 1), please come join us.

    I have seen similar events at other churches, not sure why this church is being singled out. However I do agree we need to pray for the churches, community, and the world in general. Before we ridicule the church let’s focus our efforts and prayers on war, hunger, abortion, and the many other things facing the world today.

    Signed, Member of the Church

  4. Comment by Marty Mocha

    June 9, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    This young man needs to remember where he came from, cause I remember. Sounds like there were some changes at the church that he doesn’t agree with. You have to have change to grow and if he is referring to the fundraiser sounds like it was all in fun!!

  5. Comment by Bran

    June 10, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    You Sir are a Bigot that will burn in **** if there is such a thing. Shame on you.

  6. Comment by Tres

    June 10, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    You just took a stance against nothing. Way to go. You used a relatively popular platform of the community to wag your finger at no one in particular, over nothing in particular, because either you’re too scared of retribution or you’re just looking for attention and maybe a pat on the back. Either way, nothing changes, and this whole thing was pointless. If you’re going to grab people’s attention over drama, just don’t. If you’re going to grab people’s attention to expose injustices or immortality you have to name names and expose them otherwise what was this for? As of right now it’s a waste of everyone’s time.

  7. Comment by J A

    June 11, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Clearly, the previous comments indicate a broad deception by Satan. Do not fool yourselves – perversion starts out seemingly innocent (cross-dressing children, for example) and becomes tolerable, then mainstream. Please understand, I am not suggesting that anyone involved is destined for **** – the Almighty makes that decision. The whole reason for Jesus was for this very thing – to redeem us despite our sinful nature. However, society as a whole will suffer consequences as a result of continuing to condone such behaviors. The Church has a great responsibility and allowing this sort of thing so as to be “mainstream” will have it’s consequences. Fortunately, God is forgiving and only asks that His people humble themselves, and pray and seek His face and turn from our evil ways, and He will hear from Heaven and forgive our sin and heal our land. In other words, the ball is in our court. And as far as love is concerned, we are to hate the sin, love the sinner.

  8. Comment by Johnny bunton

    June 11, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    One of the things that hurts the most is this was done in the church not social hall or in a private location but the Holy of Holy the church the place you meet and worship God , Kids having fun really not in church maybe a different location .

  9. Comment by Sarah Keith

    June 13, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Shame on this writer.
    Matthew 7:1

    Enough said.

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