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

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

This Reflects Many Churches!


Anonymous said...

Not sure whether to cry or laugh at this one... that said, it's (unfortunately) spot on.


Anonymous said...

And our "worship leaders" don't like or care for us sheep when we don't flatter, brag and boast of their great and wonderful musical talents, nor give them a hand clap.

The religious art of musical performance has become yet another idol within the visible church and frankly, we don't give that little old lady sitting next to us, faithfully cleaning the filthy bathrooms we leave for her, a big round of applause, or a steady stream of "Oh, you are such a great performer."

The church system changed significantly when they chose to 'stage' performers in front of us who desire praise, the attention of men and women, and even worse, those who desire power and control in lording it over us.

I once had a religious male performer, who loved the praises of man, share, "I can tell those who are really worshiping the lord by the way they raise their arms into the air."

So another words, those of us who do not elevate our hands in the air are not worshiping our LORD in spirit and truth? I find it fascinating how our worship leaders (?) are judging the rest of us from their lofty perches (church stages.)