Monday, May 12, 2008

bride, not a prostitute

yesterday was my last message at water's edge. i really love those people, and i really love the bride of christ. which got me thinking about something...

okay, i was thinking about how the consumer mindset has invaded (in some places taken over) the north american church. and this is exemplified by people (many so called christians) who use the church for what they want and then dump her. these consumers (or johns) go from church to church treating the bride of christ like a ***** (prostitute). and after they get what they want, they dump and go carousing for another. have they forgotten that Christ's church is his bride...not a woman of the night? or do they care?

3 comments:

LaURa said...

that was crude and horribly offensive.


Zack & Laura Pease

Pastor Timothy said...

That was crude (like Jesus' words comparing yeast to the kingdom of heaven- Matthew 13:33) but wonderfully effective. It has long bothered me that the bride of Christ has looked more like an abused woman in a lifetime movie than the spotless bride it was intended to be. The consumer mindset is by necessity a mindset that encourages the degrading of the object it is applied to. When applied to the church the church is left lacking.

lilerthkwake said...

Well said, and thought-provoking. Many believers view the church as a place to go and be passively entertained or served.