One word- sickening.
Such churches simply have lost the plot altogether. They aren’t churches, they are social clubs attempting to bribe and manipulate people into joining.
An Irving church is giving away prizes in hopes of drawing more people on Easter weekend. Calvary Church in Irving will give away 10 cars, 1,000 bags of groceries and 50,000 Easter eggs filled with candy. The church is also offering bigger prizes such as Texas Rangers tickets and vacation packages. “I hope that people do come and experience a place where they belong and a place where people love them and want to reach out to them,” Ben Dailey, lead pastor. “As Christians, we celebrate Jesus, his death, his burial, his resurrection [at] this time of year, and it’s God loving loud. So we thought, what’s a way that we could love our community in a loud way?”
Sick. ‘God’s loving loud’. Sick. It’s pandering and a cheapening of grace to pretend that persons can be bought into the kingdom.