What is the Point of a Church?
This video raises the question for me, “What is the point of a church?”
Is it to convert non-believers?
Is it to create disciples?
Is it to entertain?
Is it to gather a group of people that intellectually agree on a certain set of principles (many that they never live by)?Vodpod videos no longer available.
This song was the opener in a series titled “F-Bomb”. They changed the words in the song to make it more crappy and less offensive, but they title the sermon series F-Bomb?
I. Just. Don’t. Get. It.
I’m sure there is some sort of reasoning behind this… Paul said, “I have become all things to all people” or “new wine in old wineskins…” you know some sort of contextless gibberish. Though I have a hard time believing Paul was at the Temple of Diana plowing a temple prostitute so he could “reach them where they are.”
There has to be a line somewhere doesn’t there?
As an aside, if the “singing” in this video is not worship, and I doubt even the people involved in the ‘production’ would assign it such a label, then what is it? A little fun? Entertainment? Self-aggrandizement? Love Jesus ‘cuz we’re cool?
I suppose many Christians just don’t believe this to be true: “No one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit'” (1 Cor 12:3). I imagine if Christians actually believed this to be true there would be all sorts of shenanigans they enter into that would be unnecessary.
A modern translation of that verse might be more acceptably rendered: “No one can say Jesus is Lord except by my awesome entertainment and witty insights.”
So, what is the point of a church, or maybe better stated, ideally what is the point of a church?