Saturday, April 18, 2009

Food for thought:

Modern Altar Methods: An Inadequate Substitute for the Methodist Class Meeting by Joseph McPherson

Read the article then come back here and leave a comment with your thoughts. I’m interested to see what you all have to say about this…

1 comment:

  1. Now there is some food for thought. E. E. Shelhammer in his book "Sermons that search the soul" has a sermon on the witness of the Spirit and includes a story of a women pushed into a profession who still had doubts but just took it by faith. She came over for his, "approval" and he told her to pray more.. Soon she started to beg God for mercy. I can't I can't then I Will I Will.. then she jumped up radiant... He then said " I Know I am saved now". All the naysayer around her acquired a guilty look at her assured profession.

    I would have to agree while recognizing the benefits of the altar, it can be a hindrance at times. Sometimes the "going forward" is an admittance to a problem thereby might be a step in the "crucify the flesh" journey. But it all has to be kept into context and I think that article articulated that well thanks for posting it!