Connecting the Dots in an Unconnected World

Monday, June 15, 2009

Misplaced Priorities

Across the years I have used many promotional plans to attempt to reach people. Among these ideas has been Bring a Friend Sunday, Bring your Bible Sunday, Bring a Covered Dish Sunday, Bring a Chocolate Dessert Sunday (one of my favorites), and even Bring your Tithe Sunday. I could name a few more but I suspect you get the point. However, this week I have found a new one to add to the list, Bring your Gun Sunday. Before you think I have lost my mind check out this link Bring your Gun Sunday to a church in Kentucky.

While I support our Second Amendment Rights, it would seem to me that the attempt to be relevant, if that is what this is, is a tad misguided. If this is an attempt to make a political statement it has no place in the house of God.

The church of the Lord Jesus has more important things to emphasize than the right to bear arms; Biblical preaching, Christ-honoring living, passionate soul-winning, and commitment to missions to name just a few. Satan’s favorite trick is to cause the church to give first class loyalty to second class causes. His greatest efforts go to distract us from winning a lost world to Christ.

The church of the Lord Jesus is not a place for political activism but rather a place for spiritual activity.

Attempting to connect the dots…

Romans 1:16

“The necessary has never been man's top priority. The passionate pursuit of the nonessential and the extravagant is one of the chief traits of human uniqueness. Unlike other forms of life, man's greatest exertions are made in the pursuit not of necessities but of superfluities.”
~~ Eric Hoffer


Blogger Tom Bryant said...

Great line about first class loyalty to second class cause!

June 18, 2009 at 8:14 AM  

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