Baltimore, Maryland, Nov. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bishop Roan S. Faulkner has always been vocal about the role of the Faith Christian Center Church in society. He recently called on religious leaders to reaffirm commitment to reinforcing the church's legitimate and positive moral influence.
The bishop's concerns come at a time when many clergymen began realizing the church's influence is significantly weakening. The reasons for depreciation may be due to a generalized secularization process. As a result, society is adopting many policy stances and attitudes that deviate from religious principles.
Bishop Roan S. Faulkner recently noted that solutions prescribed for pertinent issues like abortion, unemployment, xenophobia, and poverty demonstrate worrying moral trends.
The bishop observed the prevalence of secularism coupled with the low social value of the church. He admits that in the absence of sufficient religious references, the dominant culture, which inspires the behavior of people and institutions is increasingly secular.
He acknowledged that many people dismiss the church as an outdated and useless institution. This assertion is untrue and extremely problematic.
The problems of coexistence often involve considerable moral issues. The issues pertain to birth, abortion, education, immigration, and unemployment. The bishop worries that these issues may be discussed and channeled without considering the moral or social doctrine of the gospel.
He argues that society should consider the biblical doctrine as a reference for laws and customs. He adds that hardly anyone dares to make a Christian or religious reference when addressing pertinent issues.
Inspiring communities in Baltimore
The dissemination of arguments that religion has no rational or scientific basis perpetuates secularism. Bishop Faulkner states that these beliefs are simply subjective opinions with no universal relevance. For this reason, he is working tirelessly to inspire communities in Baltimore.
His work enables students, housewives, community leaders, workers, and business people to find meaning in Christianity. In the secular world, many people view religion as a personal practice or a cultural asset that remains strictly in the field of private practices.
In this sense, he denounces that public and political institutions dispense little or no religious reference. In public life, silence about God is an indisputable norm and this forms part of the problem.
The bishop urges the Christian community to reflect on how it has contributed to this new reality. He exhorts everyone to retrace their steps to ensure that religion regains its rightful place in society.
In this way, he points out that a humble and sincere examination forces Christians to recognize religious impoverishment. The decrease in the number of congregants in many communities is a reflection of the dire state of affairs.
The problem extends to the profound deterioration of the family institution. The education of children and young people in religious matters is also on the decline.
Bishop Roan S. Faulkner contends that, given this scenario, religious leaders cannot remain indifferent. Instead, there is a need to review the way Churches conduct their affairs and modify any shortcomings. He believes that doing so makes it easier to overcome the obstacles of faith.
The bishop contends that spiritual awakening can reinvigorate the desire for moral regeneration. His journey in Christianity began when he was still a child. He grew up believing that Christ is the answer to the world's problems. Bishop Faulkner believes that today's troubled world needs Jesus Christ.
Together with his wife, Esther, he wants to see society view religion as a reference when dealing with pertinent issues. This approach can alleviate human suffering on a global scale. Many political leaders cause untold human suffering due to an apparent moral deficit.