Thursday, March 24, 2011

Re-Think Church????????

Lately I have been seeing billboards advertising churches with the words “Re-Think Church”.  I visited the website on one such Church and found that their idea of re-thinking the Church is to give the people another helping of compromise, worldliness, self-help, and prosperity.  No one is really re-thinking anything!  As a matter of fact, The Church, does not need to be re-thought, for the original Church is the thought of God.  What man calls the Church needs to be brought back to the pages of the Word of God.  We do not need a new kind of Church – what we need is for the Church to function in its original purity and power as it did in the Book of Acts.

The “Re-Think Church” movement is just another attempt by charlatans to re-package the Church into something more appealing to the masses.  The re-thinking may include: Coffee Shops, Hip-Hop Music, Less Preaching and More Drama, Psychological Counseling, Contemporary Christian Music, and a no-commitment membership.  Everything has been modified so that nothing is ever negative, no one asks anything of you, you are not stressed in any way, and you can choose your own way to serve God.  The “Re-Think” Church is a “User-Friendly” Church.  It is not a “God-Friendly” Church.

Jesus said these great words concerning discipleship in Matthew 16:24: “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. These words make it clear that following Jesus is not about our comfort but about our willingness to serve Him at any cost.  

Instead of Churches “Re-Thinking” maybe they would be better off doing a little “Re-Penting”!

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