Primary reason churches aren’t becoming multi-ethnic for not convinced multi-ethnicity is a biblical mandate

Posted by Bob Wizenhut in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

Публикувахте от Bob Wizenhut в Четвъртък, 25 януари 2018 г.

39 Comments

  • Reply January 28, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    Bob I am taking you on this very very timely post Maybe if the church did better in multi ethnic ministry DACA would have not been an issue at all. In US history the Church have always been an integral part of America’s culture melting pot. Not so in recent decades when sub-cultures are formed in every major city and now even in small rural towns – MI towns all Muslim, Dalton GA 99% hispanic and so on

    During some doctoral research back in the day when sub-cultures was on the rise, we polled 100 mid-large Pentecostal congregations in Atlanta area

    how many wanted to do multi-cultural ministry – 100%
    how many have never done any or been trained to do any multi-cultural ministry – 100%

    That is 100 of 100. Other questions were more checkered. Let;s take this talk from there – training to do cross/multi culture ministry – do we have it ?

  • Reply March 2, 2018

    Varnel Watson

    Anything new since we last heard from you Bob Wizenhut

  • Reply March 3, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    not sure if I agree with this no longer Bob Wizenhut

    • Reply March 3, 2019

      Bob Wizenhut

      What what then, my friend, might be the reason for the resistance?

    • Reply March 3, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      playing the racist card so many times has made it simply invalid – churches in TX are not getting to be multi cultural because a wall is to be raised that would stop cultures coming in Migration is hardly a racial issue

    • Reply March 3, 2019

      Bob Wizenhut

      Troy Day – so you are saying that Churches are refusing to follow God because they believe that political policy will reduce certain types of migration so they are in open rebellion to God over these changes? Wow!

    • Reply March 4, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      no I am not saying that at all – how and from where did you gather such conclusion anyway?

    • Reply March 4, 2019

      Bob Wizenhut

      Troy Day – you said “churches in TX are not getting to be multi cultural because a wall”. You tell me what you are saying. Why, exactly, would churches let politics prevent them from following Christ? In your opinion on this topic.

    • Reply March 4, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      I dont see how you can say that Bob Wizenhut Certainly it has no part with what I stated above pretty clearly

    • Reply March 4, 2019

      Bob Wizenhut

      Troy Day – what is the connection you see between political policy and why churches aren’t following Christ? I’ve just not looked at things through the lens of wall or no wall driving spiritual decisions.

    • Reply March 4, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      I stated the connection several times If you dont get it you dont get it I cannot draw you the basics of cross – cultural ministry over the phone in a text by text format I stated the essentials above and how do I see it not applicable in our days world What else is still unclear?

  • Reply March 3, 2019

    Gene Brown

    They chose to stay separate.

    • Reply March 4, 2019

      Bob Wizenhut

      Yes! And they choose to stay separate because they fail to understand that the Bible is one book, on story, and it can be summed up as God’s story of building a multiethnic bride. They fail to understand God’s mandate to build multiethnic local churches.

    • Reply March 4, 2019

      Gene Brown

      Bob Wizenhut thanks brother

    • Reply March 4, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      how did they chose to stay separate?

  • Reply March 4, 2019

    Philip Williams

    Whose church is referenced? My church is astonishingly ethically diverse. I thought all Pentecostal churches are like that. No?

    • Reply March 5, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      I think Bob Wizenhut was making a general overview but it just came out wrong this time Most Pentecostal churches in the South are obviously NOT ethically diverse

    • Reply March 5, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Troy Day But i live in the South. We have all nations here, but we have brothers and sisters in fellowship with us all over the world.

    • Reply March 5, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      you live in Charlotte – come to my end of TN and we will talk about it 🙂 How many ethnic groups do you have in your church – 3? I’ve lived in Charlotte too 20yrs ago

    • Reply March 5, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Troy Day Every nation of the world is found here. I guess, I would start by continent, then by nation, but many of these nations have multiple ethnic groups speaking many different languages.

    • Reply March 5, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      found in your church ?

    • Reply March 5, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Troy Day Yes, from all nations, tongues, and kingdoms.

    • Reply March 5, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      so your church has ALL ~300 nations Do give me the name/location I must come and visit as I have never seen one just like that before The most cross cultural church I have ever seen in America had about ~30 ethnic groups present, maybe even less if you get technical (and I teach cross cultural ministry from time to time)

    • Reply March 5, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Troy Day Location is Heaven, Jerusalem above, mother of us all. This morning, i got an email from Brother Roman Piwowarczyk who sent me a ticket to speak next week at the Roman Catholic Church of Poland.

    • Reply March 5, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      yeah I figured your church is RHC but as far as Pentecostal churches in the South – simply no, they are not cross cultural like Bob Wizenhut was saying earlier 🙂

    • Reply March 5, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Troy Day I am Pentecostal from birth. My mother was holding me when she received the baptism from the laying in of hands by the Pentecostal Assemblies of God minister Robert McAllister of Azusa Street fame. Ever heard of him?

    • Reply March 5, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      Sure, but we are talking about cross cultural churches in this OP and particularly such in the South

    • Reply March 5, 2019

      Philip Williams

      As a young child, I attended the Garr Auditorium established by the first white pastor to receive the baptism at Azusa Street.

    • Reply March 5, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      This is very nice of your story Also did you meet McAllister in US or CA? Now back to cross cultulral pls?

    • Reply March 5, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Troy Day but people from literally every nation in the world now live in Charlotte.

    • Reply March 5, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Troy Day It was in Statesville, NC around 1948.

    • Reply March 5, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      naaah I’ve lived in Charlotte and Chicago – not even close to compare That people live there is GOOD but are these ppl in our churches is the question Bob raises

    • Reply March 5, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Troy Day they are!

    • Reply March 5, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      Charlotte has 2% people other than white, black and hispanic – hardly representing all 300 ethnic groups of the world 🙂 I have only once seen a church with some 30 ethnic groups in them – more of 24 if you ask me. The cross cultural Pentecostal ministry would have 3-7 ethnoses represented at most

    • Reply March 5, 2019

      Bob Wizenhut

      Philip Williams – so are right. Every large or medium size city have broad ethnic diversity. But 85% of white Christians worship in a congregation that is 80% or more white. If you break that done by number of churches that are monoethnic it must be more than 95% of churches

    • Reply March 5, 2019

      Varnel Watson

      Bob Wizenhut so with your own FEW words what exactly are you saying or trying to say?

  • Reply March 5, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    Philip Williams just to answer your question Bob Wizenhut never referred to an actual church JUST general talk

  • Reply March 5, 2019

    Philip Williams

    I have a minority of whites in my church including myself.

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