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Lifestyle & Contemporary Issues => Issues in Contemporary Worship => Topic started by: ColporteurK on October 02, 2014, 09:07:02 AM

Title: Are you Ready to Like CHURCH
Post by: ColporteurK on October 02, 2014, 09:07:02 AM
 I was presented with a 6x9" glossy card today that says in big letters " Are You ready to Like (with a thumbs up) Church "

On the other side it reads as follows  "Everyone is Welcome at Freedom Church"

Status Update:                                                    CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
                                                              MESSAGES EVERYONE CAN UNDERSTAND
-Tired of trying to fit in ?                           PART OF NETWORKCHURCHES.TV
-Exhausted ?                                            SLEEP IN ON SUNDAY IF YOU WANT
-Ready For Something new ?
-Bored ?

Friends are  Posting:                               SUNDAY AFTERNOON

-Friendly, Easygoing, Awesome             
-I can understand the messages
-Very loving                                                          4:00 PM
-Great Music

What Is So Different:

-Come as you are, Wear jeans or shorts, you'll fit right in!
-Church in a tatoo shop  ( lNSIDE LIL' DEVIL TATTOO SHOP )
-Not traditional or conforming
- NOT BORING
Title: Re: Are you Ready to Like CHURCH
Post by: ColporteurK on October 02, 2014, 09:17:57 AM
 I think I will reply at length but my opening comment will be something to the effect " I can get all that at the bar. Why should I come to your "church ?"

Nothing is said about the Bible, Jesus or Christianity.
A rock concert offers live, professional contemporary music.
If one is bored he can go watch professional wrestlers.
One can already wear shorts and pants in half the churches out there. Nothing new there !
Why would one want to attend a church in the Lil Devil's Shop unless he worships the Devil ?
We can get messages everyone can understand in the children's Sunday school classes.



Title: Re: Are you Ready to Like CHURCH
Post by: Larry Lyons on October 02, 2014, 01:44:24 PM
I like that Cp. Let us know if you get a response.
Title: Re: Are you Ready to Like CHURCH
Post by: newbie on October 03, 2014, 09:45:00 AM
I shudder as I read that flyer
Title: Re: Are you Ready to Like CHURCH
Post by: ColporteurK on October 03, 2014, 11:22:59 AM
I may send another letter from another direction so it is not tied to my first 3 page letter.

I would like to ask "how far are you willing to go to draw people?"  Why stop there? Why not serve alcohol and pot ?  Why not have naked mud wrestling ?   The problem is I am afraid they might answer, " yah, why not?" yikes !

This reminds me of a sad happening in our church campmeeting  several years ago. It was entitled " Are You Ready For Church?" Same principle, same philosophy. If it can happen in the remnant church it should be no  surprise that it happens in babylon. It's just hard to understand from my perspective how people  can get that far off. Were that me 30 years ago I would simply have dropped the whole church idea and bar hop like I did. Some are content to make church a fiasco. This is a testimony to the blindness that the culture can cause and the impact of fallen churches without a message. People are trying to create an attractive message that says, you are loved as you are, stay as you are, don't worry, be happy. Whatever God is, he will save you in your fallen condition. A very appealing message to the fallen, carnal nature.
Title: Re: Are you Ready to Like CHURCH
Post by: Larry Lyons on October 03, 2014, 02:41:16 PM
Cp, there is an article titled "The Emerging Church and Adventist Ecclesiology by Kwabena Donkor, Associate Director of the BRI It is an in depth look at the Emergent Church phenomena as it impacts Adventism. I haven't read all of it yet, but from reading the first few pages, I think it is worth reading. Donkor describes the emerging church as a strike at the foundation of Adventism. He describes their philosophy as an attempt to take post modern philosophy and apply it to church. There are two or three theological terms one needs to know such as Ecclesiology--theology of church etc. Soteriology--theology of salvation, and Eschatology--theology of end time events. (google the words for complete definitions.

I believe that what Colporteur describes is the ultimate outcome for churches going down down the emergent church path.
Title: Re: Are you Ready to Like CHURCH
Post by: ColporteurK on October 03, 2014, 02:53:46 PM
Thanks, Larry. I will check it out.  The emergent church and WO are closely linked and why not ? Cultural philosophy and humanism is at the core. While not all WO proponents are into the emergent church movement most are to varying degrees. It is all part of the Omega.