Century – The youth group of my old church was pretty smart. It mostly consisted of students from a neighboring town (I had lived in both towns at one point or another). They moved on up to college and it didn’t take long for them to start dissapearing. They had decided among themselves that as long as you believe in Jesus Christ as your risen savior, the other things that you believe don’t matter so much. Not long after that the pastor of that church said something to the effect of “If you don’t believe A, B, and C, you’re a heretic.” The falling out with the old youth group and the pastor of that church was brutal. It wasn’t long before they had gotten ‘too busy’ to come or didn’t bother to come at all. The pastor never realized the depth that he had insulted the future generation of that church. Calling all the youth heretics, especially the one that was the most faithful among them was not a smart idea. I was just younger than them and kept on attending. About the time I left to join my parent’s church (which happens to be the place where the college kids are in this college town) I had been the only college-age regular in that church all year. I guess some of the old church rubbed off on me, because here I am. I think I know more about the Bible and now I’m not so sure about the agreement of the older youth. I know that you’re good if you believe in Jesus, but is that really enough? Really?