Saturday, June 16, 2007

Ridiculous- What Has Happened To The Church? Part 2

From the first post in this series...

"Or better yet, let's Christianize something worldly."

Why does the church feel that they have to Christianize things that are of the world? Is it to make it more palatable? Does the church feel that their "product" (the gospel of Jesus Christ) is so inferior that it must be dumbed down or re-packaged to appeal to the masses? Enter American Idol.

I have never seen American Idol but it appears to be a popular show. I find it interesting that we are to avoid idols and now we have a show with that name in the title. I suppose the premise is to become a star so that others will look up to you; hence Idol.

A church in Anderson, South Carolina, decided to have an American Idol type of contest. Notice the song and the lyrics.

Truly, is our messages so boring and unimportant that we have to spice church up so that the world will come? Again, if our goal is to fill the church with warm bodies, then this is good.

I wonder if we give Jesus action figures away, will the little ones come in droves? What if we pipe in movie snippets on a screen and form a sermon around the movie, will the moms and dads come?

“It is a very ill omen to hear a wicked world clap its hands and shout well done to the Christian man.”- Charles Spurgeon.


Mrs. U said...

This absolutely sickens me. Are they just doing this for entertainment? Have they not listened to the words? Good grief!!!!!

Mrs. U

approvedworkman said...

This is what happens when you think that you are the one who saves souls, or that becoming a member/baptized into, your church equals salvation.

Paul preached Jesus Christ and Him crucified.We judge his atoning act as useless by not preaching the reconciliation as the "method".
Romans 10:17

Melissa said...

This really made me sad with tears. I just don't get it. I wrote to them. I can't wait to hear back, I wonder how they'll defend themselves. They have brainwashed so many people until those people are like zombies.

Anonymous said...

WOW! I can't believe a church did that. That is really sad and disheartening.

PEW said...

The Apostle Paul said, "for the time will come when will not endure sound doctrine." (2 Tim 4:3) From this looks of these videos, it seems like the time that Paul said would come is here-at least it is here in many quarters of the American Church. Jesus also said to the lukewarm church at Laodicea, "I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him." (Rev. 3:20) I pray to God that enough of us will hear His voice, open it, let Him re-enter His church, and throw out the trash that we have substituted for true Christian communion.

Dead Theologians said...


You are dead right.

Thanks for the comment.



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