Noble’s sermon from last Sunday apparently moved a few people here, so I decided to give it a listen…
You didn’t honestly think I was gonna listen and not comment, did you? Here’s what he has to say:
Jesus called it the Great Comission, not the Great Suggestion.
Sure about that one, Perry?
I’m too concerned about the people living in the environment to be concerned about saving the envirionment.
Does this even make sense to anyone? First, I think when God gave man dominion over the creatures of the earth (Gen. 1:26), he expected us to take care of them. Also, (Gen. 1:31) when he looked at all he had made and thought it was very good, I think that shows that God cares about the environment.
Plus, just plain common sense would say that if you really care about a person living in an environment, you would want to do your best to make sure the environment was safe for them.
If you’re a church shopper, I want to help you. You say” I’m looking for a church that meets my needs”. You see, I could give a crap about your needs. No, you don’t understand how much I don’t care.
Perry has apparently found some new definition for Pastor that I haven’t seen. The word translated as pastor, is also translated as shepherd. They mean the same thing. In other words, a pastor’s job is to care for God’s sheep. Consider this passage from John 17:
15When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?”
“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” 16Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you truly love me?”
He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”
17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.”
Isn’t it odd that Jesus made it clear to Peter, that if he loved Him, Peter would take care of His sheep? Do we see this kind of concern anywhere in Perry’s ministry? Has he even read this passage of Scripture before?
I’m sick and tired of, “I just want a small church. We’re not gonna reach anyone, but we’re gonna study the Bible and love each other.” That would be great…but it’s not commissioned in Scripture.
- I’m sure you’d never hear a church say “We’re not gonna reach anyone.”
- There is plenty of scriptural evidence that we should love one another and study God’s word.
In the church world today, we’re not fisher’s of men, we’re keepers of the aquarium.
Actually, a keeper of the aquarium isn’t a bad image for the biblical picture of a pastor.
It’s our commission to piss church people off as often as possible, because that is a way to make sure we are preaching the gospel.
I have nothing to even say about this. One of you with the special decoder ring will have to tell me what he’s talking about here. And please, point me to the passage of Scripture where he gets this idea.