My life is good too – and it doesn’t involve belief in magic, or grovelling in subjection. It is not dangerous to others – it doesn’t threaten them with eternity and torture.
It will be ended soon enough, and it will not be continued in a place of eternal tedium and grovelling.
I value my life because it is here and now and it is what I got.
I love it, and I look after others as much as I can.
Peace on earth.
It was intended that the title of this video was to be “Don’t waste your time in church”
But there was a typo and it came out wrong.
So, don’t do it folks – bypass the smarmy religion (as represented by this smarmy individual)and go and live your life!
From my studies the average sized church in the NT era was around 15-20 members. The format of the meeting should be to allow for spontenaity where each and every member is free to share according to how they are gifted and led by the Holy Spirit. They might share by means of teaching, prophesy, prayer, singing, testimony etc.
So it is to be when it comes to a true NT ekklesia (church) with the exception that everything is to be done unto edification. Much like in a regular family, its best that members sit facing each other which generally helps with interaction. Also, the ekklesia should generally be small so that the church is able to fulfill its responsibility in giving each member somewhat of an opporunity to share and contribute to the meeting. (Cont)
Its to look and be more like an informal, family gathering. What does your family gatherings look like? Do you all sit in rows and passively sit back while your father or one of the other older family members does all the talking for 40 minutes? I doubt it. Instead, you all probably sit in a room, pretty much facing each other and there is a high level of interaction where every one is free to speak up etc. (Cont)
I think you can get more people involved in ministry by doing away with the unbiblical practice of having one man dominate the church meeting each week with his 40+ minute monologue. That as no basis in the NT at all.
The New Testament church experience is to be about the whole body coming together for the purpose of mutual edification. The whole body is to function and not just one man, and/or some worship team. (see 1 Cor 11-14, Eph 4, Col 3 etc.)