Thursday, May 3, 2007

Seeker Sensitive Churches, YUCK!

The following is an excerpt from this article: It's a short read with a good point.

I have often wondered how a church service for seekers would use the Bible verse that says, “No man seeks after God” (Rom. 3:11). Those considering or involved with “seeker” services should reflect on a distinction made centuries ago by St. Thomas Aquinas. “Aquinas said that we confuse two similar yet different human actions. We see people searching desperately for peace of mind, relief from guilt, meaning, and purpose to their lives, and loving acceptance. We know that ultimately these things can only be found in God. Therefore, we conclude that since people are seeking these things they must be seeking after God. People do not seek God. They seek after the benefits that only God can give them. The sin of fallen man is this: Man seeks the benefits of God while at the same time fleeing from God himself. We are, by nature, fugitives.”

I don't agree with Aquinas on everything, but he sure nailed that on the head.


1 comment:

Barry said...

Yuck is right. Speaking from experience having come out of such a church I can testify to the truth of this article. What we also found is that when we engaged in service and dared to ask about some of the evengelical practices we were brushed off and told that maybe another church might be better suited for us.