In response to B. Roerdink, WI
Dear Mr. Froese,
Please explain your use of the word “Churchianity.” How is it defined? Where does the word originate? Why is it capitalized in the magazine’s articles and letters? Also, please explain the difference between Churchianity and Christianity. A Full Gospel, non-denominational church, whose members worship and serve
Jesus Christ and God the Father—who are born-again believers—must be exempt from the label “Churchianity,” would they not?
Truth is very important to me. Without God’s Word, the Bible, there would be no standard of truth.
I value the Midnight Call magazine very much. The articles lead me to a deeper study of the Word, which leads to sweet fellowship with the Holy Spirit.
- B. Roerdink, WI
Answer: Churchianity simply means all of Christendom—Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, and thousands of different denominations. However, within Churchianity or the various denominations, non-denominations and Full Gospel fellowships, there are true born-again believers who are members of His Body. I am part of Churchianity when it comes to the identification on the outside, but spiritually, I am a Bible-believing, born-again Christian.
Your denomination may or may not contain true believers, thus the label Churchianity applies.