Monday, March 15, 2010
the way we all "MUST" worship :)
I love it when “arm chair theologians” try to exposit scripture. Their true intent always comes out.
Some will show their intelligence by quoting this verse waaaaaaayyyy out of context. For instance, they will take this verse, John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. Then “they” will say this, “John said that we MUST worship Him in spirit and in truth! This word must is the greek word dei. It is a verb that means it is necessary, there is need of, it behooves, is right and proper.”
This is right and true. So far so good, But then they will take it waaaayyyy out of context and say, “everyone must “ worship they way they do or they are not worshiping God the way He “must” be worshiped.
Most of the time these type “theologians” will talk about the way other churches worship, even though, they themselves have never darkened the door of these “other” churches. Then they will pass judgment on these type churches because they don’t look like, talk like or sing the songs “the way” they do. But who can argue with an “arm chair theologian”. Sounds like they have the mind of God figured out. And even though we are never told “how” Jesus worshiped, they somehow know exactly how He did by using this encounter Jesus has with this lost woman in John 4.
Wow what great hermeneutics! Some how they have figured out the heart of Jesus in worship. And even though there was not a church building in Jesus day He must have worshiped the way these “theologians” do in their church because they worship the way God intends for people to worship. Just like them. Right? I mean that is in the Bible isn’t it?
Well I’m certainly no “arm chair theologian” but I did a little research and in order to not be to “worldly” in worship I feel we “must” worship like the Amish brethren do it!!
And in the words of Brother Sid everyone said, “Thank God” :)