Theological Bankruptcy and a Church Advert

This advert appears on a church website-

We exist to create irresistible environments so that people who are far from God be filled with life in Christ. We meet at [deleted]. When you visit you’ll experience family worship, cutting edge music, engaging video, live drama, powerful teaching, and a great cup of coffee. You’ll find the environment relevant, the dress casual, and the atmosphere electric… We desire to Love God, Love Others and Serve the World.

Things wrong-  1) churches that exist for any reason whatsoever besides the glorification of God have lost the plot.  2) Churches don’t fill people with life in Christ, Christ does.  3) The ‘me-ness’ of what ‘you’ll experience’ illustrates a ‘church’ which is utterly anthropocentric and utterly devoid of theocentricity.  4) The quest for ‘relevance’ by means of pandering to the slovenliness of people bears the marks of – again – anthropocentricity.  5) If they really desired to love God, others, and serve the world, God himself would be the center of focus and not the people they hope they can entice to attend.

Yet more and more Churches are just like this: all about mankind, nothing about God (except in passing so as to sound somewhat Christian).

Such churches are, let’s face it- ‘me churches’.

4 thoughts on “Theological Bankruptcy and a Church Advert

  1. Stuart 10 Feb 2011 at 7:43 am

    Yeah, it’s the ‘consumer’ driven church.

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  2. bobcargill 10 Feb 2011 at 1:11 pm

    love this video!

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    • Jim 10 Feb 2011 at 1:12 pm

      i do too

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  3. bobcargill 10 Feb 2011 at 1:34 pm

    i went a similar direction this morning.
    http://robertcargill.com/2011/02/10/my-choice-for-worst-christian-song-ever-ancient-words/

    between ‘me churches’, ‘praise music’, and xn home schooling, i’m about to go apoplectic.

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