Thinking Out Loud

March 10, 2013

In 94 Seconds, Everything That’s Wrong in the Church

Filed under: theology — Tags: , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 8:54 am

This item is about a 94-second video, but I’m not going to embed it here because it is simply too repulsive to put on this blog. You can follow the link at the bottom.

I would like to think that it’s a joke, but it’s not. The guy on camera is dead serious and truly believes his greatest potential for God’s kingdom could be realized in making a short, angry video. The anger isn’t overt, but it’s there. Trust me, you’re better dealing with this guy at a video’s link than you would be in person. That would get unpleasant. 

This is what happens when people are just smart enough to sound articulate, but not smart enough to know when to shut up. This is spiritually bullying.

True, he’s only one guy; but he is representative of very many. The type of people who would rather argue over doctrine than deal with a spiritually dying world. Who would rather be remembered for what their faith isn’t instead of what it is. Who think God is somehow pleased with their offering of spiritual bigotry. Who believe they are scoring points for their denominational brand, a brand that loses stock value each time they post another upload.

The creator of this video is just a guy with a small following. But as a ‘type,’ he’s the reason your neighbors don’t want to go to church with you. He’s the reason your relatives don’t want you to give them Bibles for gifts. He’s the reason your colleague at work doesn’t want to get into a faith discussion.  He’s the reason your teenage kids are counting the days until faith is an option.

This video is representative of thousands of similar ones, and tens of thousands of blogs and websites. And should you agree with its premise, that’s fine for right now, but if you find yourself on the opposite side of the table as this guy on some other doctrinal issue, you don’t want to know what he thinks of you.

This is the work of Satan, masquerading as a theological or doctrinal statement. It’s purpose is create division.

This is what it looks like when a man pours gasoline on a fire.

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7 Comments »

  1. I agree. The church has been fighting over who is right and wrong, and focusing inward instead of reaching out. While the church has been sleeping, the world has erased God and turned to Eastern philosophy where they can imagine their own reality and truth is just ones perception.

    Comment by lala1966 — March 10, 2013 @ 10:22 am

  2. Reblogged this on Seeking God's Truth and commented:
    Small example what the church is doing instead of reaching out to the world

    Comment by lala1966 — March 10, 2013 @ 10:29 am

  3. I wish I didn’t click on that link! Hideous.

    Comment by Ferg Breen (@fergbreen) — March 10, 2013 @ 5:17 pm

  4. The guy is right in one sense. There won’t be any Arminians in heaven. Just like there won’t be any Calvinists or Baptists or Presbyterians. All of that labeling nonsense will be non-existent in the presence of God and the Lamb. Here’s what the word of God says. “Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe’s household, that there are contentions among you. Now I say this, that each of you says, “I am of Paul,” or “I am of Apollos,” or “I am of Cephas,” or “I am of Christ.” Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?” (1 Corintinans 1)
    The sooner we lose the “Arminian” or “Calvinist” or “Baptist” tags (etc.) the better.

    Comment by Craig — March 10, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

    • I agree with you 100% and yes, the guy is right in one sense, but that’s not his intention. Watch some of his other videos and you’ll see.

      Comment by paulthinkingoutloud — March 10, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

  5. So many things that could be done with a minute of someones attention on you tube and he chooses to divide and confuse
    .

    Comment by Cynthia Clarke — March 10, 2013 @ 11:50 pm


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