There is a possibility some denominations will see the light and transform themselves. But without a very big effort, denominational teachings are likely to remain at a high school level requiring believers to graduate and experience God on their own to grow further. What about converting instead of tolerating foreign philosophies and false religions?
"There should be no mosque near Ground Zero in New York so long as there are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia." [Newt]
President Obama signed a law allowing the dismantling of companies and corporations that are determined to cause harm to the American economy. Certainly 9/11 was harmful to U.S. so under the law the Moslem philosophy and its Islam political terrorist branches should have their assets and buildings nationalized and sold to citizens who support American interests. Possibly proceeds could assist those who insist on not converting to immigrate to unconverted nations, while they exist.
Promote God’s GoodProfessional sports was promoted by sports writers over the years from an almost hobby status to a significant interest to what large daily sections of newspapers are devoted, while small weekly coverage of religion is published. Religion needs to be the forefront of American life and it may take more intelligent writers to comprehend the Bible and write stories to promote Jesus and the pursuit thereof.
Glenn Beck reported a company said his business decisions appear to be wrong but they work out. The reason is he and his staff pray on it and do it. It may seem wrong but there's something to relying on Divine Providence. God works all things together for good to those who love Him. The more spiritual experiences we have and report the more examples there are for others.
One possibility is to have gospel memorization contests and report successes. As long as contestants were kept from prostituting themselves with money it could be interesting. The first level of competition would be memory of one Gospel. The next levels might include progressively more Gospels, perhaps in multiple languages. Perhaps it would extend into demonstration of Gospel talents such as praying for a person to be healed, walking on water, and more.
Friends NetworksFriends of friends are often the easiest way to preach the Gospel. Friends will let their guard down and try new things they would not to attempt with strangers. It has been theorized that keeping track of people to find friend matches might work for the Gospel like it does with computerized social networking. However computer networks are usually small in terms of response so real face to face relationships are more enjoyable and edifying.
Love is superior to all other networking systems. When one loves another, their heart is open to draw each other closer. I've seen a small home church meeting multiply in size several times after prayerfully expressing love.
Some school districts are Christian enough to require Bible teaching regardless of potential lawsuits. After all it is irrational for any court to support not teaching the book which most greatly impacts America’s history. In Stone v. Graham, the 1980 Supreme Court said, "the Bible may constitutionally be used in an appropriate study of history, civilization, ethics, comparative religion, or the like,” [Jay Sekulow]. Other school districts are vile teachers of ignorance by rejecting God’s truth directly or pretending court trials would cost more than their budget when American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) and Liberty Council offer free legal defense.
The current Supreme Court ruling justifies teaching memory of a Gospel at minimum as an elective since so many courses are now electives. But some superintendents and school boards are obstinate. The best solution for kids in that situation would be home school. Home schooled kids are 37% smarter than public school kids on the average [Bob Unruh, WorldNetDaily, 2009] and the price is much cheaper, except for one parent’s time. Some parents have greatly outperformed public schools producing a college valedictorian. There is also the possibility of release time programs but they can be denomination oriented instead of Gospel oriented.
Parents and community churches could cooperate to pay kids to memorize a gospel during summer break. One way is to speak a Gospel into a computer then have kids listen and read aloud at the same time until they can recite it without help. If the children of the best and brightest who attend church all memorized, understood, and spoke a Gospel many of the other kids would soon follow, leading to conversion of the school.
Multiply Jesus' True ChurchHome schools, private schools, and public schools should teach memorizing a Gospel. Every parent should help kids do it. Ask whoever you meet what they think about Jesus Christ and if they talked to Jesus today. Help them remember by asking questions. This will help build a group of spiritual friends you can meet with regularly and learn the talents of spiritual power of Jesus in the Gospel through prayer.
Jesus' most frequent miracle was healing and if every citizen developed that one talent, there would be no more need for the medical industry. Aggressive Christians may train spiritually working up to all the miracle works Jesus performed and beyond as Jesus promised which could lead to a much more interesting life.
One of the primary ways to convert people to Jesus with more commitment than initial salvation is helping them to get personal spiritual experiences from prayer and Bible study. With prayers answered often enough they will realize for themselves, it is impossible to disbelieve that God is real. The Jesus designed church of 12 which multiplies every 3.5 years would accomplish great things as more people learn the gospel and spiritual life of Jesus so more people live the true Christian life and more prayers are answered.
The gospel in Matthew 25:14-30 says we will be judged based on the number of talents we have gained. A person gifted by God in certain prayers will have a quality of answers a talented one may take time in training and practice to reach. Yet we are judged not for the spiritual powers we are given, but if we use them to gain more.
Spiritual growth in parallel with a Bible education first learning the words of Jesus then viewing Genesis to Revelation from a God's eye perspective, to see where Jesus was prophesied in the Old Testament and applied in the New Testament would help. Instead of presenting mere historic artifacts could we have an accurately harmonized gospel video showing Jesus and the people in normal clothes of today instead of robes?