Sunday, July 3, 2011

Clever Church Signs: Director's Commentary

I'm a week behind with posting some thoughts on this video.  So I'll just put it very simply:

If Jesus were to appear before you in all His glory, you would not greet Him in a relaxed manner.  You would not call Him your Homeboy.  You would not point to Him and say "there's my co-pilot."  And you would not try to make him laugh by exercising some terrible pun as His majesty shone around you.

Instead, you would fall on your face and wet your pants.  Because our God is a consuming fire.

And if we want people outside of the Church to know how to approach Him with reverence and godly fear, then we ought not use our church signs to speak about Him in such a silly way.


tgeek said...

You know how evangelicals like to claim, Christianity isn't a religion, it's a relationship. It's this type of sloganeering that sort of un-deifies Christ. He is now out buddy (or our boyfriend depending on how the praise band portrays him).

I won't argue that we have a relationship with Christ, but the more apt definition of relationship is closer to master to slave, lord to peasant, or even Military general to soldier of the enemy army. While he has all the right in the universe to cut us down, he saved us anyway at his own expense.

Anonymous said...

The Methodists sing, "Open the eyes of my heart, Lord, I want to see you..."

And I'm thinking...Be careful, you may get what you wish for!

Is it any wonder when people see angels or the Angel of the Lord in the Bible, their response isn't exactly joyful?

Andrew said...

Amen. Amen. Amen!

Fallhiker said...

Our Lord Jesus, referred to his Father respectfully, Even though he is one of the trinity equal to God the Father being one with the Father and yet, he respected his father and obeyed his commands. As society deconstructs itself, many children call their parents by their first name, or worse (i.e. "Dude" how does that sit with Honor thy Father and Mother? When my father was 84 and I was 44 I still called him Dad, and was respectful to him). So when we lose respect for our father on earth, how much longer is it before we lose respect for "Our Father in Heaven"?