Friday, October 23, 2009

God with Pumpkin-spice coffee on the side?

Does God come with pumpkin-spice coffee and door-prizes on the side? Only in America is God packaged, marketed, and sold to the masses. I recently received a mailer that read in huge letters on the front: "Church Sucks." The back promised coffee, exciting music, gifts, and "relevant" preaching that will be taking place at the "grand opening" of a new "church." I didn't know churches could have "grand openings" like a new Wal-Mart. What has happened to the true message of the Bible in these spiritually dark days? What has happened to human sinfulness, divine grace, and the shed blood of Jesus Christ at Calvary's cross being mankind's only hope of salvation? Such certainly does not "market" well. Are you as weary as I am of this kind of shallow nonsense being peddled as Biblical Christianity?