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

Friday, July 10, 2015

Is Your Worship “Christianity Lite”?

Fun — the is, the level of entertainment — has become the criterion by which people choose a church.  Many are content to sacrifice doctrine for a good time or good music.  Many will endure heresy if they think the experience is pleasant or if they believe that have felt “the presence of God” — even if that feeling is generated by mood-altering methods closer to mass hysteria than worship.  Indeed, it is altogether likely that some allow themselves to be manipulated because they enjoy “Christianity Lite.”

Gary E. Gilley and M. Kurt Goedelman, “I’d Like to Teach the Church to Sing,” Personal Freedom Outreach’s The Quarterly Journal, July-September 2015 (Vol.35, No.3), p.11


Anonymous said...

My husband detest churches that employ entertainment. Unfortunately Gilley is right, that is what many churches do, and many people seek, unfortunately.


Castiron said...

That's funny, I think I'm the exact opposite. Put up with some bad worship music for a good sermon : )