Friday, January 21, 2011

Fast Food and the Church

"But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. II Timothy 3:1-7, (ESV)

Sadly, this extreme parody is becoming more of a reality as we come closer and closer to the end of this age. Unfortunately people are bringing the "Burger King" mentality into the church - "Have it your way!" Some think the church is like McDonald's -"What you want is what you get!" Maybe we should get back to Wendy's idea and start asking the leadership, "Where's the beef?"


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welcome to my world of poetry said...

Some good issues here Gregg, very interesting.


Seams Inspired said...

People try to compartmentalize Christianity...and that's where they get into trouble. The whole point is to point to Him. You can't have it your way. It's His way.

Great post! Thanks for sharing.

PS...I'm catching up on my blog reading this weekend. Can't wait to stop by and see what else you've written this week. Happy Friday! :o)

Persis said...

Very sad. Today the "Church" is reduced to a product that needs to be marketed to the consumer.


California is the Me, Myself and I state. We have mega "me" churches on almost ever corner in the state! Some of them have over 25,000 members! Could the multitude possibly be wrong? :-)

Diane said...

Funny but tragic.

Kansas Bob said...

Crazy how the simplicity found in the early church has transitioned over millenniums to what we have today. In a sense all churches have become seeker friendly trying to attract people to their flavor of Christianity.

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