Jump to content

Pastor Scott Markle

Independent Fundamental Baptist
  • Content Count

    2,330
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    134

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    Pastor Scott Markle got a reaction from eswarden in Why are Millennials Leaving the Church?   
    Proverbs 1:7 -- "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: but fools despise wisdom and instruction."
    In my opinion, they are leaving because they lack the foundational motivation of heart to stay.  They are more concerned about what pleases them than they are about what pleases God.  They do not possess the fear and love of the Lord in their hearts.  Rather, they possess the love of self and the world in their hearts.  They are dull of hearing toward the teaching and preaching of God's Word because they do not possess a foundational fellowship with the God of the Word.  They have entangled themselves with the riches, pleasures, and social connections of this life and world; and those things are choking out their desire for the Lord their God and His Holy Word.  It is ALL about the priority of their hearts.
  2. Like
    Pastor Scott Markle got a reaction from Spurgeon fan in Why are Millennials Leaving the Church?   
    Proverbs 1:7 -- "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: but fools despise wisdom and instruction."
    In my opinion, they are leaving because they lack the foundational motivation of heart to stay.  They are more concerned about what pleases them than they are about what pleases God.  They do not possess the fear and love of the Lord in their hearts.  Rather, they possess the love of self and the world in their hearts.  They are dull of hearing toward the teaching and preaching of God's Word because they do not possess a foundational fellowship with the God of the Word.  They have entangled themselves with the riches, pleasures, and social connections of this life and world; and those things are choking out their desire for the Lord their God and His Holy Word.  It is ALL about the priority of their hearts.
  3. Like
    Pastor Scott Markle got a reaction from PastorMatt in Why are Millennials Leaving the Church?   
    Proverbs 1:7 -- "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: but fools despise wisdom and instruction."
    In my opinion, they are leaving because they lack the foundational motivation of heart to stay.  They are more concerned about what pleases them than they are about what pleases God.  They do not possess the fear and love of the Lord in their hearts.  Rather, they possess the love of self and the world in their hearts.  They are dull of hearing toward the teaching and preaching of God's Word because they do not possess a foundational fellowship with the God of the Word.  They have entangled themselves with the riches, pleasures, and social connections of this life and world; and those things are choking out their desire for the Lord their God and His Holy Word.  It is ALL about the priority of their hearts.
  4. Like
    Pastor Scott Markle got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Why are Millennials Leaving the Church?   
    Brother AdamL,
    I am glad that you chose to present your response.  It is well presented; however, it appears to have one underlying assumption that is wrong in relation to my own response above.  I myself would NOT limit my response above just unto the present generation.  I would have given the same answer for any generation.  In fact, I believe that it is the same problem that is reported throughout Scripture for multiple different generations of Israel in the Old Testament and for various believers in the New Testament.  (Note: If you will take notice, you will find in my above response various allusions to the very teaching of God's Holy Word on the matter.)
    On the other hand, I would agree that the scenario which you present above represents a way of falsehood within the Independent Baptist movement.  Certainly this way of falsehood should be rejected.  I myself have rejected it and find it spiritually offensive.  However, in my own ministry experience the "Millenials" (and, for that matter, older generations as well) that have fallen away from faithfulness have done so because they are instead pursuing video games, social media, money accumulation, personal recreation, and other things of the world, not because they could not acquire Biblical answers to their questions.  (Note: Since you do not know me personally, I really cannot prove whether I am a "shallow" or a sound teacher and leader.  I can only refer you to that which I have posted here on Online Baptist.  I suppose that is the only evidence that I can provide to you for whether I am able to give genuine Biblical answers to genuine questions.)  
  5. Like
    Pastor Scott Markle reacted to Jordan Kurecki in Why are Millennials Leaving the Church?   
    I am of the opinion that it is a combination of both positions that is the truth. 
    I think there is a lot of shallowness and hardness in IFB that is driving people away, but I also acknowledge that there is a lot of worldly temptations that is also drawing them away. 
    I do not think we have an either or situation here, but rather a "these are both problems" scenario. 
  6. Thanks
    Pastor Scott Markle got a reaction from Jim_Alaska in Why are Millennials Leaving the Church?   
    Proverbs 1:7 -- "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: but fools despise wisdom and instruction."
    In my opinion, they are leaving because they lack the foundational motivation of heart to stay.  They are more concerned about what pleases them than they are about what pleases God.  They do not possess the fear and love of the Lord in their hearts.  Rather, they possess the love of self and the world in their hearts.  They are dull of hearing toward the teaching and preaching of God's Word because they do not possess a foundational fellowship with the God of the Word.  They have entangled themselves with the riches, pleasures, and social connections of this life and world; and those things are choking out their desire for the Lord their God and His Holy Word.  It is ALL about the priority of their hearts.

Article Categories

About Us

Since 2001, Online Baptist has been an Independent Baptist website, and we exclusively use the King James Version of the Bible. We pride ourselves on a community that uplifts the Lord.

Contact Us

You can contact us using the following link. Contact Us or for questions regarding this website please contact @pastormatt or email James Foley at jfoley@sisqtel.net

Android App

Online Baptist has a custom App for all android users. You can download it from the Google Play store or click the following icon.

×
×
  • Create New...