Friday, March 07, 2008

Very Disney-esque

"Very Disney-esque." That was the description given by a local pastor for the new children's wing they have built onto their worship center on their campus. The article also stated that the church had built a coffee cafe to go along with the playground so the adults can sip while the children slide.

Give them Disney --- and they will come.

Give them Starbucks --- and they will come.

The pastor is also quoted as saying, "hey, this is the world we live in." So, by all means let's give the world what it wants; lets try our best to be like the world to attract the world; and before long we just might be accepted by the world.

Does this not all sound a little too worldly for you?

I'm not wrong am I, but I thought the church of Jesus Christ was called out of the world, to be different from the world, so that the world might know that God was different from the world (holy).
Yes, God loves the world, so much so that he sent His Son to save His people from the world. He calls out to be His own special people, a holy people, like He is holy.
We are called to live separated lives. "Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you." -2 Corinthians 6:17

I thought church was to be about God, not man. We gather to worship God, not man. The church is to be pleasing the Lord, not man. Churches, as well as individuals, have to decide -- will we serve man or God? Is my life God-centered or man-centered?

Do we want to give our world more Disney or Jesus?

Will we build more "Chuck-E- Jesus" playgrounds or will we seek build our children and families up in the training and admonition of the Lord, our holy God?

But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men." -- Matthew 17:23


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