this ain't no disco, it ain't no country club either
Oh the religious. Been around since the beginning. Back then, they were in the form of Pharisees or even devout Jews that couldn't grasp the concept of grace. Nowadays, it's no different- still in the form of the pious, those that take pride in their works and rule following. But it's also in new ways that many don't even recognize as being religious. I mean, how could such freedoms we've all found be considered religious? But they can. So many folks get so attached to the way they "do church" or relate to God or worship or reach the lost...that when times change and a new methods are necessary, they get as angry and stubborn as these cats back in the day. They can't seem to accept that the methods are not what is sacred. The message is. And so our cities are filled with churches that are total turn-offs to the lost. We are so attached to our crutches, to the way we do things, the way we like things that we don't realize the lost aren't biting- they aren't even darkening the doors. We're just moving furniture between local churches and appealing to believers only. We aren't here to be comfortable, to only get in the zone and have our personal needs met. We're here to give glory to God by spreading His message to those that do not know Him that they might come to know Him. Church should not be some country club where we all pay our dues and set it up to our liking. It should be who we are. We can't lose sight of who we are and why we are here. My wants and opinions should be dead anyway...it's all about Him. And His heart isn't to make sure I get goosebumps on Sunday during worship...it's amazing how we've allowed our "freedom" to become religious.
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