A church (building) on every corner

Posted: February 12, 2012 in apostasy, harlot church
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Ezekial 16:25-26 At the head of every street you built your lofty place and made your beauty an abomination, offering yourself to any passerby and multiplying your whoring. You also played the whore with the Egyptians, your lustful neighbors, multiplying your whoring, to provoke me to anger.

  1. fleebabylon says:

    “It is now common practice in most evangelical churches to offer the people, especially the young people, a maximum of entertainment and a minimum of serious instruction. It is scarcely possible in most places to get anyone to attend meeting where the only attraction is God. One can only conclude that God’s professed children are bored with Him, for they must be wooed to meeting with a stick of striped candy in the form of religious movies, games and refreshments. This has influenced the whole pattern of church life, and even brought into being a new type of church architecture designed to house the golden calf.

    So we have the strange anomaly of orthodoxy in creed and heterodoxy in practice. The striped candy technique has been so fully integrated into our present religious thinking that it is simply taken for granted. Its victims never dream that is it not a part of the teachings of Christ and His apostles. Any objection to the carryings-on of our present golden calf Christianity is met with the triumphant reply, ‘But we are winning them!’ And winning them to what? To true discipleship? To cross carrying? To self-denial? To separation from the world? To crucifixion of the flesh? To holy living? To nobility of character? To a despising of the world’s treasures? To hard self-discipline? To love for God? To total committal to Christ? Of course, the answer to all these question is ‘no’.” – A.W. Tozer

  2. ian vincent says:

    While i agree with Tozer’s sentiments entirely, it would then be a matter of judging whether the things done “in church” are really for entertainment, or whether they serve to edify people.

    Like, Tozer mentions “refreshments”. Judging externally, when we gather to break bread together as a meal some may say that we have been tempted into using refreshments to attract people. We have turned the house of God into an eating establishment.

    or if i show an edifying movie, like Gospel of John that im trying to entertain people.

    I love Tozer. He was one of the most solid teachers of the last century.

    • fleebabylon says:

      Amen Ian – I dont hink he meant that. I guess if someone hasn’t read his other workds they could take that from this quote though. We just fellowshipped at a coffee house yesterday :0P

      In Christ -Jim

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