Monday, December 8, 2008

SUVs On The Altar?

Another example of an American church that has lost its way can be seen in the Detroit church that placed SUVs on the altar this past Sunday. Reuters reports:
"With sport-utility vehicles at the altar and auto workers in the pews, one of Detroit's largest churches on Sunday offered up prayers for Congress to bail out the struggling auto industry....
At one point, Ellis summoned up hundreds of auto workers and retirees in the congregation to come forward toward the vehicles on the altar to be anointed with oil."

Now I would never be opposed to praying to God to meet our needs or standing on the promises of God's Word for those needs. However, to place cars on the altar, to anoint them with oil (which represents the Holy Spirit), and to pray for people to do something specifically not mandated by Scripture is on dangerous ground. The Bible tells us that we may anoint the sick and pray the prayer of faith and they will be healed. It tells us to look to God for our help and not Congress. The altar used to be a holy place where the gift that touched it was made holy; it is not a place to put a SUV and ask for money!

We must return to Biblical Christianity; and what took place in Detroit at this church falls short. We must look to a Sovereign God and trust in Him and not Congress. We, as a nation, are dangerously close to being destroyed. We are becoming socialists at a rapid pace. We must depend on God and not man to see us through. You are watching the largest house of cards ever to be built. That house of cards will not be able to resist the winds of judgment that are blowing. The only answer is a Biblical answer and that answer requires faith and repentance. I bet you didn't hear that with SUVs on the altar.

Take a look at what passes for church these days:

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