The heresy of worshiptainment

The great heresy of the church today is that we think we’re in the entertainment business. A.W. Tozer believed this to be true back in the 1950s and 60s. Church members “want to be entertained while they are edified.” He said that in 1962. Tozer grieved, even then, that it was “scarcely possible in most places to get anyone to attend a meeting where the only attraction was God.”*

More recently, David Platt has asked: “What if we take away the cool music and the cushioned chairs? What if the screens are gone and the stage is no longer decorated? What if the air conditioning is off and the comforts are removed? Would His Word still be enough for his people to come together?” (Radical)

Would it be enough?

Tozer got it right: “Heresy of method may be as deadly as heresy of message.”

Mike Livingstone

The great heresy of the church today is that we think we’re in the entertainment business. A.W. Tozer believed this to be true back in the 1950s and 60s. Church members „want to be entertained while they are edified.” He said that in 1962. Tozer grieved, even then, that it was „scarcely possible in most places to get anyone to attend a meeting where the only attraction was God.”*

More recently, David Platt has asked: „What if we take away the cool music and the cushioned chairs? What if the screens are gone and the stage is no longer decorated? What if the air conditioning is off and the comforts are removed? Would His Word still be enough for his people to come together?” (Radical)

Would it be enough?

Tozer got it right: „Heresy of method may be as deadly as heresy of message.”

HALLOWEDNESS, NOT SHALLOWNESS

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Soțul îngăduit al Nataliei și tatăl nedesăvîrșit al lui Neriah, Naum Lucas și Noah Cristofor
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6 răspunsuri la The heresy of worshiptainment

  1. Aleksandr Iliev / Александър Илиев spune:

    We don’t have this problem in the Orthodox Church…

    On Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:35:28 +0000

  2. Ulici spune:

    Sunt curios ce parere aveti de baptistii de ziua a saptea:

    http://afirmativ.com/2014/07/17/o-confesiune-mai-putin-cunoscuta-baptistii-de-ziua-saptea/

    Din cate am inteles, adventistii nu le recunoaste botezul de la baptisti si le cere sa se boteze inca o data la ei.
    Va multumesc. Tica

    • Marius David spune:

      Nu știu multe lucruri ca să am o părere. Părerea mea este că Isus a înviat în ziua 1 a săptămînii, Domenica – Ziua Domnului. Pe scurt!
      iar Sabatul meu, în deplină înețegere cu Domnul și cu soția mea este … LUNEA!

  3. Ulici spune:

    Blogul baptistilor de ziua a 7-a:

    https://baptistdeziuaasaptea.wordpress.com/

    In rest, despre adventisti numai de bine!

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