5 thoughts on “It’s All About ME?

  1. Although incredibly humorous, these two videos are also tragically representative of the church in the U.S. today. I suppose that it is somewhat human nature (which of course would be a sinful nature) to want to be in situations that are most comfortable to us. The church in the U.S. has gone overboard to accommodate the personal desires of its constituency, including watering down their theology so as not to be offensive to any one. While I believe in the contextualization of the gospel, it is very easy to cross the line from contextualization into syncretism. The videos are very funny because they appear to be “over the top”; however, I’m afraid they are closer to reality than most of us would want to admit.

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  2. All I can say is we probably have churches like the “Me Church” right here in Fayetteville under another name. It would be too honest to call it what it is. The video is sadly too realistic. I agree with Gary, unfortunately it is already working. The videos are really funny. This is the first time I have ever blogged!

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  3. I think these videos (especially the first one) do a great job of showing just how far we’ve gone to “accomodate” everyone. I’m reminded of how hard we must fight to not “cater” to the needs of our flesh but to the needs of our spirit. When we begin doing this not only as a congregation but more importantly in our own personal lives, we will be the church God wants us to be…..

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  4. Personally, I want a church where each member has their own recliner with pop-up 21 inch LCD screen with headphones in case the sermon doesn’t apply to me. NYUK! NYUK! The above videos and comments remind me of a lot of scripture and books I’ve read. We know that in the end times, (2 Timothy 4:3-4) folks will desire preachers and teachers that make them feel really good about themselves, not wanting to hear the truth. The scriptures teach that there will be a great outpouring of the Spirit and also a falling away. I might be wrong, (it’s happened before. ), but I’ve always thought those two events would occur at almost the same time. When the outpouring of the Spirit occurs, those who are real believers will become so radically sold out for Christ, that it will offend those who just PROFESS to be Christians, and there will be church splits the likes of which you’ve never seen, (the falling away). We seem to think that we are so blessed here in America that we will not suffer persecution. We must keep in mind Pauls words to Timothy in 2 Timothy chapter 3 verse 12, which says ” Yea, and ALL that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” I guess we have to ask ourselves, “Have we left our fisrt love?” Many say they are willing to die for Christ, but it seems to me that in today’s world, that dying would be an easy way out. It takes a lot of courage and fortitude to actually LIVE for Christ. ALL of us need to be of the mind that we are in a win-win situation as Paul wrote, “To live is Christ, to die is gain.” The videos above and the comments previous to mine should awaken us to the reality we face. Are we afraid to step out of our comfort zone? Nothing like a short-term mission trip to awaken us to the reality of how rich we are in America as far as things are concerned. But, how rich are we spiritually? Time for self-examination, me included.

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