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This Just In – God REQUIRES Sunday Evening Church Services

Scott on January 21, 2009 at 9:07 pm

You heard it right, and to be clear, I’ll say it again – God REQUIRES Sunday Evening Church Services.  This shocking requirement was made public by Ingrid over at Slice of Laodicea.  Here is the text of her short and to-the-point posting:

The shambolic state of evangelicalism (I do not call it Christianity any longer) is best described by pointing readers to Cornerstone Church in Chandler, Arizona where Charlie Brown appeared on “stage” at Christmas and the 5pm service on February 1 is canceled because the gods of the NFL take precedence over the God of the Bible.

Forget the slam on evangelicalism and the dig at Charlie Brown.  Let’s get to the REALLY important issue:  this church in Arizona has cancelled their Sunday evening service because it is Superbowl Sunday.  I wonder if she made the connection that the ARIZONA Cardinals are playing the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Superbowl -and- the church is IN ARIZONA?  Maybe that’s beside the point.  Anyway, here’s the church’s website ad:

I am not sure that this poor church was aware of the fact that by doing what they have done, they have declared their allegiance to “the gods of the NFL” and have turned their back on the God of the Bible.

Hmmm.  Come to think of it, I guess I am not aware of it either.  Maybe I am confused.

Is Ingrid saying that churches are REQUIRED to have Sunday evening services, thus if a church cancels one they have gone down the road of apostasy?  Or is she saying that churches have choices, but that once a church decides to HAVE a Sunday night service, they must always have that service?  Is that somewhere in Leviticus or maybe in Romans?  Is Ingrid saying that there are no good reasons to EVER cancel a church service, morning or evening?  If that is the case, I wonder if one can ever cancel mid-week choir practice and/or Bible study?

Or maybe it is just football that Ingrid disapproves of?  Maybe it would be OK if the Sunday night off was connected to a sport that was less offensive, like hockey or curling or skeet shooting…or cricket?!?

Or maybe Ingrid just objects to people doing anything fun or enjoying themselves on “the Lord’s Day” (or any day for that matter).

I’m just saying…

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