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California Become The First State In America To Legally Recognize A Third Gender!

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Reader what y'all think? California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law legislation that recognizes a third gender option for driver’s licenses and birth certificates. Gender is no longer either male or female, according to the state of California. ‘It means that when somebody looks at my license, it’s not going to be as confusing to them.’ Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed into law legislation that recognizes a third gender option for driver’s licenses and birth certificates. Starting in 2019, Californians will be able to identify themselves as not just male or female, but “nonbinary.” The bill was one of many Brown left to the last day of the Oct. 15 deadline to either sign or veto.

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The Rise of the ‘Done With Church’ Population!


Jesus fix-it, I am part of those leaving the church by choice. But, I do not encourage others to do the same...... To leave the church should be one's own personal choice.  This article speaks volume to my present situation. I do have a personal relationship with my Savior! I love HIM dearly and I know that HE loves me as well. I communicate with Him regularly and have planned for the coming year to get even closer to HIM. Personally, I feel that the majority of today's churches has created too many distractions, and have moved far, far away from purpose.

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  1. This is a sad commentary on the modern church. There are a lot of folks who are fed up. I believe this is the result of the culture,flesh and the world infiltrating the sacred institution. I am hopeful that God does have a remnant(his true church) thst has little to do w/ what we see. Great post Ann!

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    1. Great point Ljboogey! I'm wondering what ever happened to the “making of disciples?” So many churches have become nothing more than businesses that provide entertainment and then a lecture with no dialogue by the people. You ask yourself, is there a better use of my time than repeating this same pattern week after week. The churches lack a purpose other than just hold on until we get raptured. What ever happened to fulfilling the Great Commission and discipling nations?

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  2. Ann you hit the nail on the head. I am one of the done with. They have changed the gospel to make it more Palatable in short the church has married the world. But the good news is that Jesus said,”I will build My church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it”. He knows His own.

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    1. For me, I still highly value my relationship with God and have thought much about returning to church, but after trying a couple of churches in the Jacksonville area, have almost completely killed any interest that I will return anytime soon. I look at the online sermon topics of various area churches, but it’s the same old topics rehashed. I see that church is good for everyone, for a while, but not for everyone for all of life. Unless you're called to teach or pastor.

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  3. My husband and I have been ‘done ‘for 4 years. After 30 adult years of being super involved and having contributed in every job possible, we left our church.The church was full of lovely people, vibrant, catered for all ages and was friendly. We didn’t have a falling out or experience an offence as our reason for leaving. Simply – the religion both within ourselves and the religion from external sources (church) was killing us. There was a long period of time when I couldn’t read my Bible or talk to God much because it felt very tainted by my religious upbringing – it was difficult for me to disassociate the ‘religion’ from God – I guess that initial time was like a detox. Over time my relationship with God became stronger again and more authentic. I have gone back to church on the odd occasion but feel so (positively) different now that I feel like an alien trying to make sense of this strange world. I will not denigrate or criticize the churches – there are many positive aspects and I am grateful for the spiritual experiences and general teaching of my past but will say that for me to return would be a massive step backwards. I am very thankful to God that He led my family on this path – it brings me to (happy) tears as I write that God brought me to this place of freedom and genuine love for Him.

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    1. I hear you! I felt like an alien before I left and I really feel out of place now. People look at me like I'm some sort of government experiment gone wrong. We were called tares when we left and were told "Well...God is moving the tares out of His church." Then why was I leaving because I wanted more Jesus and less distractions?! Or because I was weary of molesters, adulterers, liars, thieves and hypocrites getting free reign to do as they please and getting a pass! Or because I don't want people teaching my children to twist scripture in Sunday School? Or because y'all keep me SO busy with conferences, meetings, services, auxiliaries, and fellowships....that I don't feel like reading a Bible or praying or attending to my husband and kids when I get home? I realized I was serving a god called "church ministry" and growing more and more distant from the true and living God...and my Pastor was ok with it as long as I kept giving, serving, and attending. There is going to be a steep price to pay for many "leaders". I am happy for you sister and I feel your tears of joy. I share that same sentiment!

      Isaiah 5:13-14 "Therefore my people are gone into captivity , because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it."

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    2. CalledToContend my family still trying to convince me that I should be part of a church family. At this present time I don't believe that to be true for me. I'm not sayin I'll never will again but not now. I been part of the church all my life...something is missing for me now.

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  4. Sadly, very sadly I agree. Church has become a club, where hymns which have words etched on my heart, are no longer sung, but where entertainment, stories and jokes have a high priority. Job 28:28 says to ‘depart from evil is understanding’. We know if a sermon has impact, because it changes our behaviour long after the Sunday.
    But surely what matters is that I worship God. My best times are so often alone, standing, kneeling, crying, arms raised, handing Him my heart in prayer and song and tears.
    Roger, I think fellowship has 4 ‘dimensions’. I have to matter to someone, they have to care about me, the ‘us’ has to matters to others, and the extent to which I am loved directly affects how much I am enabled to love others. This last part which is of course 1 John 4:19 is not learned from a text or a sermon, but from walking the hard road with Jesus. So in a sense any criticism of church is a criticism of me.
    The heartache of this situation is not how it leaves me – because I do still love my own worship times, but where it leaves the prodigals. At the top of my prayer is that somehow despite the sugar and meatless stuff in churches, Jesus will find a way to come into their lives.
    Jesus had the same problem with ‘church’ in His day. But He goes around, taking burdens off people, shutting down Mammon and the flesh, and opening the door for the spirit and life of God to change lives. So I end up saying stuff the church, I have to walk like Jesus walked and lift burdens and open doors for God. Not easy!

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  5. Ann, I've been part of the "Done" community for quite some time now. Hit me up if you ever want to talk, being done never means that we are not in community - we are still "the Church", because we can't join what we are born into.

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    1. Sound good to me Preich45 . It’s been about a few years now since me and hubby attended a church. We have moved our spiritual fellowship out of expensive halls and into the community as Jesus intended. I got tired of pastors who lied, manipulated the Bible, and had twisted priorities. I got tired of blind congregants who were convinced that questioning the decisions of authority was somehow evil. I got tired of worship “musicians” who were too lazy and unmotivated to actually learn how to play their instruments and sing, instead claiming that they were “led by the spirit” to deliver sorry off-key sounds week after week. I got tired of the selectivity, using this portion of Scripture to denigrate certain groups while completely ignoring other Bible sections that were just too inconvenient and uncomfortable to bring up in a service. Thy shall not lie with another man's wife. I got tired of time and money going to salaries and new paint jobs instead of food banks and rides to church. I’m tired and I’m done, and I’m thankful for articles like this.

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  6. I have been one of the "Dones" for a few months now and I tell you....His yoke is truly easy and His burden is light!! I felt heavy, weary, burdened, confused, discouraged and physically ill when I was in the visible church!! I praise God daily for bringing me and my family out! Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is truly Liberty! People thought and still think we are crazy, but God has told us to follow Him. We are to be the church....not go to a church! His Word is clear as to what we should be doing and how we should live and I thank Him that He never changes and His Word is forever settled!

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    1. Wow!!!!! That's exactly the scripture that came to my heart when I became a "done" 4 years ago!!!! His burden is easy and his yoke is light indeed!!!!!

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  7. First of all, the whole idea of church membership is unbiblical. When we become Christians, we instantly become members of the body of Christ (the ekklesia or assembly). These modern membership requirements are nothing more than adding to what Christ has already done for us. Because we are “in Christ,” we are already members of the universal Ekklesia. While I certainly believe the New Testament encourages involvement in a local assembly of believers, I am strongly against the whole idea of local church membership. It is a practice that divides the body of Christ.

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  8. Too many churches are becoming politically correct and following man’s rules rather than the laws that God gave to man. Sinners should always be welcome in the pews of the church. But when we allow people who openly defy God’s laws to preach and force their views on others, that opens the door for people who come to church to hear God’s word to walk out and not return. God gave us the 10 commandments as a guide for a life well lived and when we throw them out, we throw out good people from the church.

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