What profound absurdity, but I suppose that’s what we are to expect when Churches would rather entertain than worship.
One of Nashville’s best known churches has been looking around for a lion and a whole bunch of other African animals. Members of Cornerstone Church in the Madison area won’t be surprised. “We often use God’s creatures to tell stories,” said Senior Pastor Maury Davis. Sunday services at Cornerstone sometimes look like a circus with Pastor Davis as the ringleader. From his office on the campus of the mega-church just off I-65, the often unconventional pastor listed all the wild beasts that have served as props in his sermons. “Giraffes, pigs, parrots, zebras, parrots–even snakes,” smiled Davis. And the lion? “It really was just a thought. I told one of our staffers to look into African animals,” said the pastor. “We have just really started to explore what we might do,” he added, “hich may or may not include a lion.” Davis explained the animal idea compliments Cornerstone’s Family Month which is scheduled for October. “We will do a service for the appropriate animal. The service we do determines what those animals are,” added Davis.
Truly does Scripture assert
The time is sure to come when people will not accept sound teaching, but their ears will be itching for anything new and they will collect themselves a whole series of teachers according to their own tastes; and then they will shut their ears to the truth and will turn to myths. (2Ti 4:3-4).
Novelty, that’s what they want in Nashville. And that’s what they want everywhere, those persons who would rather be entertained than worship God. Michael is right to assert
Instead of looking for 1,000 skunks and two grizzly bears to fight behind your pulpit, your task, O preacher, is to make sure that you are faithful to the text, that you are faithful to the proclamation of that gospel, that you are faithful to set forth the whole counsel of God, and then step back and let it happen. (HT).
Cornerstone Church, sadly, should change it’s name to Cornerstone Theater because it is nothing more than that.