Saturday, 19 March 2011

The Church of Feel-Good Prosperity

BCF has a great report up about an event in Toronto last night. MP Jason Kenney was there to speak about the persecution of Christians around the world. Kudos to him.

It never ceases to amaze me how the modern Church fails to speak out against the persecution of its global body (and no, I am not talking about the Catholic Church here). Are people so busy in their small groups, or cell groups or drinking latt├ęs after the service that they do not have time to worry about the guy that just had his body set on fire because he converted?

The 21st century church is the Church of Feel-Good Prosperity. Too many churches have become country clubs with crucifixes. Show up and feel good and talk to your friends, don't worry about learning actual theology or caring for your brother wherever he may be. Just toss a couple of groceries to the local single mom (not that this is a bad thing) or go on a vacation, er missions trip to a warm sunny island and call it a day.

Not all churches are like this but it seems to be an overwhelming trend. Thanks to BCF we now know that there is a church in Toronto that is not afraid to address this issue. Hats off to them. Read his report.