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

Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Church is Entertaining Itself to Death

Our society’s addiction to pleasure, amusement, and entertainment is likewise celebrated in the church.  It is painfully evident that Christians in the West are comfortably able to conceive of the Godhead and Christianity through the prism of entertainment.  After all, much ministry today, evangelistic or not, is entertainment or based on entertainment-type formats.  Even in the pulpit, many pastors and evangelists are unable to finish a sermon intermittent infusions of (rehearsed) humor to keep the congregation amused and attentive.

John Makujina, Measuring the Music, pg. 268

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