We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Beautiful Bug

I think this cartoon sums up a problem with pastors of seeker-sensitive/market-driven churches.


Steve Bricker said...

El Perfecto! I remember Johnny Mathis singing about the "illusive butterfly of love" but never thought for a moment the church would be chasing the illusive butterfly of popularity.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Yes, I thought the comic was very pointed.

I inherited a very old book from my aunt when she died a few years ago. She was a teacher and had a couple years of seminary training before dropping out to help take care of my dad and another aunt when my grandfather died (my dad was 9).

This book was all comics of this nature, one per page, and was apparently done to appeal to young people. (I'll be posting more). I photocopied the best and then passed the book off to another family member.

Neil said...

Exactly. They have a weak faith and don't trust God's word. They think they have to spruce things up otherwise people won't believe.