Friday, February 15, 2008

Things that make my head explode #3358923....

This is what the Church has come to!! Wow! What ever happened to preaching sin, righteousness and the judgment? Whatever happened to the Gospel? Please pass the duct tape - my head just exploded again!


I thought that perhaps I should explain why this makes my head explode. This kind of stuff has become the "in" thing to talk about in the Church world. It's what's "relevant" is what they say. The reason this bothers me so much is that there is so little gospel preaching taking place anymore. If you don't believe me go listen to some of the sermons preached by your average local church. Yes abstinence needs to be preached as does the husband and wives relationship with one another (however I don't think a pastor has any place to be telling his people from the pulpit to have sex every day for 30 days.

To put this in perspective, imagine some of the great preachers of the past that God has used to bring mighty revivals. Somehow I can't picture John Wesley, Charles Spurgeon, Dwight L. Moody, A.W. Tozer, Duncann Campbell etc. preaching these types of messages.

I am sick of the superficial "relevant" junk that is preached from most pulpits today.

I am now climbing down off of my soapbox... :-)

Another Update:

"They say that Pastor Paul Wirth MARKETS his church by tackling unusual and controversial topics. In other words, this is a marketing campaign that is using sex to sell his church. They've replaced the scandal of the cross with the scandal of using sex to market their church." (quote from A Little Leaven)


  1. Hmmm....Sounds pretty biblical to me. Honestly, it does. God created and ordained sex between married couples, and he also forbids it between unmarried people. Sorry, not seeing the heresy here. Plus it is a VERY relevant topic in today's world, on both sides (married/unmarried) of the fence. Then again, a quality tell-some-twisted-stories-to-scare-people youth rally sermon focused on "the unforgiveable sin" and how absolutely easy it is to commit might be more uplifting and beneficial. Who knows, I’m just a heathen....

  2. Saw that article yesterday. Still laughing. Sorry, Jon...

  3. I have been reading some of your blogs on churches that have been labeled “Purpose Driven”. Newspring Church and others like it are the churches you were talking about. Newspring has a purpose and it is to save lives for Christ. I am sure that GOD is in Heaven just a smiling down at people that talk about other churches. People can read your blog and have a very negative view on church. It looks real good when Christians talk about other Christians. Why would they want to be a Christian when they see this garbage? There are lots of questionable things that go on at almost all churches. Example: Raffling off quilts is gambling. Christian music is Christian music no matter what kind of word you tag on to it to describe the beat (Rock). By the way in August of 2007 over 800 lost accepted Christ at NewSping. That is more than many churches see in their life time. Oh guess what, we had a tailgate fellowship before we had a baptism of over 500 people. Unless you are perfect, then please stop the blogs on these great Christian Churches.
    1 Corinthians 9
    19. Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 20. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21. To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God's law but am under Christ's law), so as to win those not having the law. 22. To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. 23. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.

    Justin, Active Member