Wednesday, August 30, 2006

A Fine Line

A couple of post lately from my favorite blogs have me again pondering the fine line between and the difference of opinions/belief paradigms . . . . .

Tell me what you think.

Saturday, August 26, 2006-from Life With Brock Gill

what does worldly look like?
recently some of my friends were accused of being worldly because of the way they look and dress. a group of fundamentalist pastors decided to pick on my friends because they were doing ministry and being worldly. they claimed that they are using worldly methods, and it was disgusting to God. they had problems with the way they do their hair, saying they didnt comb their hair or something. my friends that i am talking about are professional skaters and bmx riders who also bring they message of jesus at their shows. these guys skate in front of thousands of people at their shows, why not give the gospel i ask. if the way a person looks on the outside is a reflection of the way they are on the inside then lets use this logic and have some fun. ok? ok, here we go.what does worldly really look like? if someone dresses with baggy pants and messy hair then they are worldly. using this same logic lets turn it around. if you wear a button down shirt with some tan pants then you look just like the doctor i saw on tv last night who does abortions for teenage girls. abortion is murder therefore you dress like a murderer. Click here to read the rest . . .

And I agree with Brock's point, we must be creative in the ways we reach people. To reach those that aren't going to go to church or aren't friends with Christians, what Brock and many others do I believe is great!

But, what concerns me about events such as those, or say, Billy Graham Crusades, or what not, is the follow-up. Now, know that I have NOT YET gone to one of Brock's shows or a Crusade, so perhaps I'm speaking out of ignorance - I just worry that they'll "accept" Christ, and that will be the end of it - they won't know what to do next. (This is what happened to me decades ago when I accepted Christ as my Savior at a Vacation Bible School.)

Watch Hell's Best Kept Secret at Way of The Master and they discuss this as well.

1 comment:

Chaos-Jamie said...

How's this for a very belated answer? We had a Billy Graham Crusade here well over a year ago and they have a whole team built out of locals just for the follow up.

For what it's worth.

And I still love Heartfelt. Probably gave me the inspiration for my Open Letter...I'd just forgotten.