Jesus doesn’t leave us in the dark. He is Light.
Matthew 6:19-24 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. (emphasis mine).
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Sunday, November 30, 2008
Is this just another bait and switch idea or a Biblically sound idea to reach the lost? A worship arts director takes Christ out of Christmas to reach the lost.
Here is yet another example of a church believing their man-made way is better than God’s. Below is an article written this week by Topeka Bible Church’s Worship Arts Director, Bryan Nelson. I would like to ask Bryan, is this your own human reasoning or a Bible based technique? I would encourage you, Bryan, to go into the public and boldly proclaim the unadulterated Gospel of Jesus Christ. This approach will be honoring to God!
According to Bryan, they will be teaching the Gospel at some point…that is if in fact some “unchurched” people decide to attend their church through this light show. Having this light show is not wrong but we at Truth Matters question the philosphy that says we need to hide our Christianity to get people to show up.
HERE is the article…
I wonder if the angels said to God – “No, no, no…You can’t become like one of them…You can’t go in the form of a human baby!” I can almost hear God’s reply, “Yes I do. I need to become like them of them so they can understand my purpose for coming.” God not only used a language we would understand, He did it to INJECT Himself into this world!
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For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Is God’s ability to draw men to himself so impotent that He needs men to coax, deceive, lure (and any other method you’ve seen used) people in order to capture their attention with ‘holiday lights’ rather than with ‘Father of lights’? Is the Light of the world not beautiful enough to save men from darkness?
What does this veiled approach to ‘going and telling’ communicate to the lost world about the Christ we say we love and adore…so much so that we keep His name hidden from view lest someone actually meet him.
The Cross is not innocuous. The Gospel is not veiled. Jesus Christ is victorious. Let’s stop acting like the world has something better to offer and scheming to ‘trick’ some of them into a false gospel. If you know who God is…if you believe on the Lord Jesus Christ…if you call on the name of the LORD – then you will be saved and your ‘hell-bound life now’ will be crucified with Christ…it will no longer be you living but Christ living in you…by faith in the Son of God who purchased your redemption in full with His blood.