Sunday, November 15, 2015

Is a Southern Baptist church in downtown Lake Worth, Florida superior to all other churches in the City?

There's a group out of Orlando that's been trying to plant a church in downtown Lake Worth and you might have read a thing or two about that on this blog. Church 'planting' is lot like franchising. Let's say you come up with an idea for the best chicken slider ever dreamed of and you want to start a chain of restaurants. You would search for interested franchisees and go from there.

The church in question, the 'Common Ground' (no 's') church, in order to attract people to their church located in a nightclub/bar is pitching the idea that they're the best church in town. Here is one way they're trying to do that (via Facebook):
"Jesus hates religion" in Lake Worth?
Their pitch is that they're not a religion and offer the best interpretation of what Jesus' message is to the world unfiltered by humans. They don't want you to be manipulated, you see. Are we therefore to conclude that all the other churches in Lake Worth are teaching the wrong message of Jesus according to the 'Common Ground' (no 's') church? If you use this website to find a Christian church in Lake Worth I count a total of 29 that are within the City limits and that's only Christian religions. 

Here is a breakdown of religious affiliation in Lake Worth. Baptist is 4% and Southern Baptist is a tiny fraction of that. In perspective, the people of the Jewish faith number 3% in the City. You can say with some confidence the supreme message from the 'Common Ground' (no 's') church isn't exactly "carrying the day" in the City of Lake Worth. 

Below is a partial list of the 29 Christian churches in the City. Being somewhat familiar with a few of the churches below can attest they're more concerned with making Lake Worth a better community and City than criticizing their counterparts in the greater religious community (a link is provided to each church in the list):
If you're looking for a church in Lake Worth there are many to choose from. But if you're looking for the Good Word in a bar. . .

Learn more about the debunked yet fanciful and hilariously mythical "War on Religion" in the video below. Watch 'pastor' Olive (starting at the 1:30 mark) when the 'war' was at its hysterical peak.