Cail, I'm sorry if I was a tad aggressive, but........
Loving my neighbours trumps converting them or discrediting them.
Yes. It's good for you, and your walk. However, the Bible doesnt say it saves them.
The only way to save them is to convert them. Watering down our message destroys us and them. Can this be good or right?
To get back on topic, perhaps inter-faith forums in your area have different purposes than they do here. Here they are almost always arranged to faciliate the accomplishment of some other goal like helping the poor and homeless or sending aid overseas, addressing violence in the community or a thousand other things. Faith and belief, in and of themselves, are not usually the focus.
Hmmm. It's very unlikely that any faith forum here would avoid spiritual issues. In this town, the Muslims and Pagans are strong, and each wants an end to "Christian rule", whilst the absolute non-believer prays to footballers, alcohol and drugs.
It's more than possible that Canada and Australia are still civilised.
I have a friend who went to NZ a few years ago. He told me that it was like the UK used to be 30 years ago.
To give you some idea of this countries condition, you have to realise that everything is deteriorating. For example:
Men's groups. Attacked by feminists
Christian groups. Attacked by everyone
Football supporters. Attacked physically by each other.
Pensioners. Robbed, raped, killed.
Buildings and public areas. Vandalised, smashed down, ripped up.
Churches. Robbed and vandalised.
Those who have faith in Christ MUST stand firm and remain clear.
Even now, (as you know), our church is vandalised and stoned. We have 7ft high security fences, shutters and heavy duty locks.
Even now, our congregation is being corrupted and misled by outsiders.
Even now we are being bullied into accepting gays.
This is WAR, plain and simple.
Englands green and pleasant land has no pleasant people in it, unless they know, or will come to know, Christ.
I hope this isnt too depressing, but beyond the TV news and the propaganda, this is how it is from my seat.