Why do we sleep? Why do we allow ourselves to be taken away? It’s because we would rather sleep than face the stark reality that is the world pretending to be the church. We would rather pretend that what’s happening is okay, it’s fine to change the way we worship. As long as we’re sincere, God will understand. So what if the pastor mentions at one ment or quotes emergent/emerging men and women? So what if the skit attacks Christianity in a way, or if the comic brought in says some off color things, it’s all good Christian fellowship, right? What if Bible study is no longer called Bible study and is “small group” or “life group” or some other such thing? So what if we’re following a popular book in small groups and from the pulpit and it’s just fluffy, what’s the harm?
The harm is we are walking ourselves right into our own destruction. We’re taking our kids down with us, giving them candy instead of the real meals, the real food they need. We are accepting of things not right, a bit off. This little bit of arsenic in the brownie mix will kill us slowly, and we’re willing participants. Just like the Jews around the time of WW2. They didn’t want to believe it was bad, that they were slowly being strangled to death. We don’t want to admit we’re being starved to death and fed poison when we do eat. We willingly walk the road with lies, and because we are trying to “not rock the boat” and be seen as nice and good people, we just go right along. We even hear sermons and prayers differently than they are truly presented, and different than they are intended. We don’t ask the questions. We might find out we have cancer in our churchy building, then what? We would have to do something then, and that would be unpleasant. Wake up people! Wake up!