Okay, that may be an overstatement. But not a big one.
It’s not because Jesus was resurrected. Because that is my very reason for living.
It’s not because of the sinners who come in, looking for something different. Because I may be the one they need to talk to.
But the people who every Easter decide to play a game called “church” anger me. They come every year en mass and disappear as many times as that. Never changing, never repenting.
I hate that.
But apparently other Churches don’t. For example: Bay Area Fellowship of Corpus Christi.
You’d think they have enough members on Easter as it is, but they don’t think so. They are offering over $1,000,000 in door prizes for those who come on Easter. Prizes range from HDTVs to brand new cars. They are handing out 1,500 goodie bags worth $300 each.
Spend half a second thinking about this question: why would people go to a service like this?
A: The door prizes?
B: Jesus Christ?
C: The door prizes?
or D: The door prizes?
And which would change their life more, a brand new HDTV or the sermon? Who could possibly pay attention during a service like that?
How could the Holy Spirit have elbow room when there are Televisions and Bicycles competing for the peoples affection?
Every year they become more and more luke-warm to the things of God. And what’s worse is that their teaching their children that it’s okay.
If I had any less patience with them, I’d chase them away with sticks before letting them think it’s okay to pay a social call to God. I’d make it very clear their not fit for the church, and that they are the hands of an angry God.
This is stupidity.
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