Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Museum of Idolatry

Here is a new, to me, site that deals with some of the silliness and copycat behavior the church does with reagard to the culture. The site is

This post is one that explains why he is doing the site. Sometimes he can be a bit sarcastic, sometimes over the top, but it does not take away from the often troubling trends and "products" Christians put out there. Be sure to check it out. He answers a few questions on his motivation:

What has become of the Christian Church in America?
Answer: Too much of it has decided to mimic the world. Too much of it has stopped preaching about man’s sin and need for a savior. After all, that message is boring, passe and irrelevant to unbelievers. These new seeker sensitive, purpose-driven, willow creek wannabes have discarded expository Biblical teaching and have replaced it with man-centered, self-help pep talks that are appealing to the world around them. This was foretold in God's word nearly 2000 years ago by the Apostle Paul.

"For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear." 2 Timothy 4:3

Think of this site as a Museum of Idolatry.

This site is a collection of the crazy and worldy things that occur when the church decides to satisfy itching ears rather than faithfully preach Christ Crucified.

This site is a collection of the worldy insanity that is being passed off as church today.

This site is not positive. This site is not politically correct and it is not seeker-sensitive.

"Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them." - Ephesians 5:6-10

At times this site also makes fun of the idolatrous things that we're exposing. If that makes you uncomfortable, please consider the examples given to us in the Bible of Godly men making fun of those who follow after idols and false religion. The example set for us by Elijah on Mt. Carmel is one of our favorites.

"And at noon Elijah mocked them, saying, “Cry aloud, for he is a god. Either he is musing, or he is relieving himself, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened.” 1 Kings 18:27

We hope you find our collection eye-opening and we pray that it will spur you into action and cause you to consider what you can do to change things.

We believe that change begins with getting back to having the message of Christ Crucified for sinners as the center and substance of all of our preaching.

"And I, when I came to you, brothers,did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified." - 1 Corinthians 2:1-2

"Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures - 1 Corinthians 15:1-4

---Is it okay for Christians to be able to laugh at ourselves and to examine the silliness that takes away from the real message of Christ crucified? Or should we just pretend everything is okay?

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