Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Worldliness

Worldliness is leading a church the same way you lead a company. Worldliness is setting goals for the Holy Spirit. It’s drawing a crowd with videos, music, and a cutting-edge auditorium and then hoping they’ll somehow give their allegiance to Jesus Christ. Judging our congregation’s success by the number of backsides in seats—that’s worldliness. So is following the “New Testament pattern” for worship while keeping our hearts as pinched and stony as a pagan’s. Worldiness is working to find joy and self-worth in what we do for God, instead of what Jesus Christ has already done for us.

You see? Worldliness is the easiest thing in the world. And the deadliest.

(c) Copyright 2007, A. Milton Stanley

4 comments:

Kim said...

I'm so glad to see this new site. I just subscribed yesterday!

I like your other site, too, but I do like hearing more on these issues.

Today's was brief, but powerful.

Milton Stanley said...

I'm honored, Kim. Thanks for stopping by. Peace.

Jean said...

Milton it is so good to read your post and find others like minded, John talks of you often.

Keep up the good work and God bless you.

Milton Stanley said...

Thank you for saying so, Jean. Your husband is one of the most encouraging bloggers in the whole world. It's been find making his virtual acquaintance, and I'm glad to virtually meet you, too! Peace.