Monday, February 27, 2006

WWSS?(What Would Spurgeon Say?)

One of the best resourses on the internet for Spurgeon readers is, without a doubt, the Spurgeon website, put together and vigilantly kept by Phil Johnson. Every week on his blog, Phil posts a "weekly dose" of Spurgeon's writings. It's simply amazing how relevant the Prince of Preachers is even today. The words he wrote over a century ago still speak loud and clear in our Postmodern days. Take a look at this week's "dose" and tell me that those words aren't meant for us, too. It really makes me wonder what Spurgeon would say if he were alive today. A man that was disgusted over a Punch and Judy show then would surely grieve today over the entertaining church services, even the "conservative " ones that just have a praise band, for instance. Perhaps it was so upsetting to him because he knew the progression the church would make from there. A little harmless puppet show... A game of musical chairs... A choir production... A theatrical worship service on Sunday morning. And it only took us about 100 years to get this far. Can you imagine another 100 years? Do you even want to? It's rather scary, isn't it, to think that things so seemingly , presented with the best of intentions, can go so sinfully awry?

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