[anzac] "WHAT WD the CHURCH DO?" + Michigan Announcement

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 13:31:26 -0500
MICHIGAN NOTE:  There will be a "Mini-Gathering" in Michigan on
Fri Sep 29 - Sat Sep 30. -(3 meetings). Speaker- Andrew Strom.
PLACE:  Maple Aire Apartments Community Building, 
E 838 Gerue St, Stephenson, Michigan 49887.
TIMES: (1) Fri- 7pm,  (2) Sat- 12:30 and  (3) Sat- 7pm. 
PLEASE CALL GARY FOR DETAILS- ph. 906-788-4063.
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WHAT WOULD the CHURCH DO?? 
- by Ian Hall.

What would the modern church do to Jesus if He were on the 
earth today?:

- They would tell Him to say a little prayer. 
- They would invite Him to their church.
- They would tell Him to give ten percent of his money to the 
    church, and rebuke Him for giving it (and more) to the poor.
- They would give Him self-help books to heal his "inner hurt." 
- They would tell Him that He needed to get rich in order to receive 
   God's blessings.
- They would tell Him that apostles and prophets don't exist 
   anymore, and that most of the spiritual gifts aren't for today.  
   BUT being a Church greeter is a "spiritual gift." 
- They would tell Him to go to seminary school to "perfect" his 
   preaching gift.
- They would tell Him, with their actions, that it is OK to sin, as 
   long as you either, (a) Hide it well enough, or (b) Use Scripture 
   to justify it.
- They would tell Him to stop playing with the children during the
   sermon.
- They would tell Him to stop preaching repentance, because 
   people don't like it.
- They would tell Him to preach messages with a "warm, upbeat" 
   message that make people feel good, so that more people 
   would come to His church and that He could pay His bills for 
   His church building.
- They would rebuke Him for saying that the church is people, and 
   not a building.
- They would tell Him to stop hanging out with 'sinners.'
- They would rebuke Him for making "communion" a meal.
- They would rebuke Him for calling several people in church 
   authority "hypocrites."
- They would tell Him to stop healing people, because that isn't for
   today.
- They would kick Him out of the church for knocking down the 
   pews and pulpits.
- They would gossip about Him, and say that He was starting a "cult."