THE WORSHIP OF MAN
PLACE WHERE GOD SHOULD BE WORSHIPED
THIS IS THE STORY
If you gathered a congregation together and told them to make an idol but that they could not make a golden calf, what would be the next “best” thing? I believe the article reveals a level of idolatry which is breathtaking and blasphemy at its zenith. These people are going to spend many millions of dollars to immortalize men in stained glass windows in a chapel at a Southern Baptist seminary. Even if it was Wesley or Luther or Spurgeon it would be wrong, however these people are those who led the conservative fight within the SBC over the last twenty years.
You see, this is the doctrinal idolatry of which I have spoken. It is not worshiping the Lamb of God but it worships men who wear the “conservative” or “orthodox” moniker with human pride. They are not known for giving their lives like Jim Elliot or David Livingston or any of the martyrs. The men who will adorn the place of worship are those who present their Christianity on tablets of paper and then are lifted up as heroes of the faith. And while millions starve for food as well as the gospel, stain glass windows are being placed before the eyes of so called worshipers to the tune of many millions of dollars.
The chapel is named after a man and the place reserved for prayer is adorned with a woman’s name. And just why do these people have their name emblazoned upon places reserved for spiritual disciplines? It is because they were rich and donated money. This kind of blasphemy should make us tremble with fear because God’s cup of wrath must almost be filled. Just because it says it’s a seminary does not mean it teaches Jesus.
What can even be said? This kind idolatry goes beyond the normal car or house or clothes worship. This is Greek humanism brought right into the place of worship. And so called conservative Bible “scholars” believe this is right in God’s eyes? You can memorize the entire Bible, recite all the orthodox creeds, and be militant about the inerrancy of Scripture and still not be following the True and Living Christ. The end times are upon us. How much more can God take?