Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Seeker Sensitive and the Altars of Baal

Seeker Sensitive is the Way to go these days. Pastor's point to the fact that their churches have exploded in attendance, and that hundreds "accept" Christ as proof that this is the way to go and that God is blessing. Anyone who disagrees with their methods are labeled as "Pharisees" or "Steeple People."

It is my opinion that this seeker sensitive movement is just the same old lies and tricks of Satan repacked in a modern "hip" package. Sadly thousands of "Christians" are flocking to these churches and are following in lock step with its leaders.

Much like those who would flock after the altars of Baal in the Old Testament, people today are flocking after the seeker sensitive movement.

A.W. Tozer had the following to say about whether or not the Church should change with the times:
Any evangelism which by appeal to common interests and chatter about current events seeks to establish a common ground where the sinner can feel at home is as false as the altars of Baal ever were. Every effort to smooth out the road for men and to take away the guilt and the embarrassment is worse than wasted: it is evil and dangerous to the souls of men!

One of the most popular of current errors, and the one out of which springs most of the noisy, blustering religious activity in evangelical circles, is the notion that as times change the church must change with them. Christians must adapt their methods by the demands of the people. If they want ten-minute sermons, give them ten-minute sermons! If they want truth in capsule form, give it to them! If they want pictures, give them plenty of pictures! If they like stories, tell them stories!

Meanwhile, the advocates of compromise insist that “The Message is the same, only the method changes.” What a tragedy that in our day we often hear the gospel appeal made in this way: “Come to Jesus! You do not have to obey anyone. You do not have to give up anything. Just come to Him as Savior and make Him Lord later!” The fact that we hear this everywhere does not make it right! To urge men and women to believe in a divided Christ is horrid teaching.

“Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad,” the old Greeks said, and they were wiser than they knew. That mentality which mistakes Sodom for Jerusalem and Hollywood for the Holy City is too gravely astray to be explained otherwise than as a judicial madness visited upon professed Christians for affronts committed against the Spirit of God!

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