From the "eBay Pastor" to This:
July 16, 2008 /
Kids, Come Get Your Semi-Automatic!!!
I’m a Second Amendment supporter all the way, but that’s just about as dumb an idea as I think I’ve ever heard of. The youth pastor should be fired, or at least given a heavy injection of common sense. What on earth are they thinking?
Tip o’ the Wahoos hat to Paul for this one.
This is the kind of thing that happens when churches depend on marketing to draw people instead of the Lord. A pastor shared a story about his early years in ministry – at a ministers conference, he was given the details of the contest he was supposed to introduce to his church; he was so sick of these contests, which never seemed to work, that he couldn’t work up any enthusiasm. The bishop noticed this, came over and gave him a lecture on rebellion and his need to cooperate. Not wanting to be rebellious, he prayed and felt the Lord gave him 2 scriptures: “And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.” and “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord.” When he received the materials for the contest, he just filed them away and prayed – he didn’t tell his church anything about it. At the end of the contest period he received a letter of congratulations – he had won first place. He was supposed to attend a rally and pick up a trophy, instead he wrote back “I thank you for the honor, but it would be embarrassing to bring a trophy to the church, inasmuch as none of them knew a contest was going on. The Holy Spirit added to the church daily such as should be saved.”
God doesn’t need gimmicks to draw people; they might get some people in the door but won’t keep them there.
I liked the bit about one of the speakers having a bad foot.
It sounds like the youth pastor has shot himself in the foot.
Hey I know, let’s just make up an end of the world date. That might get some true believers in the door…
And let’s have, like, a secret club. Just for us ‘cause we’re special and everyone else, you know, is evil.
And then we can, like, make up a secret handshake and all like that. And then we can, like, call ourselves the Byronitas or something, way cool like that.
Cease this vile and imbecilic chatter! I command you, my followers. And get those tithe checks in pronto!!!
Uh, I would have submitted the above thought provoking question sans additional verbiage but your comment filter said it was too short.
There is no prophet in the NKZ…
Talk about guns, did you hear Benny Hinn’s holy ghost gun has been found?
Performing that secret handshake across multiple state lines could prove difficult, or is it a magical secret handshake that breaks the laws of time and space?
It’s a SPIRITUAL handshake……
mabey the handshake will be the 4th trumpet!