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    Five Signs of a Babbling Professional Church Talker.

    1.) They spend their Sermon time trying to get their listeners to do things they themseves do not materially demonstrate. Jesus and The Apostles materially demonstrated all they preached.

    2.) They provide to their audience prechewed, partially digested, and regurgitated Spiritual Food, rather than requiring their listeners to step up and feed themselves The Word of God. They run a Spiritual Welfare Soup Kitchen, where they want their listeners to remain utterly dependent upon them for spiritual food.

    3.) They mix their personal feelings, opinions, ideas, hopes, desires, exaggerations, and agendas in with The Word of God, and then try to call the resulting mixture "The Word of God."

    4.) They skillfully use nonstop rhetoric devices to leverage their listeners into agreement with them, as if they have the best and final explanations of Righteousness before God.

    5.) They are unable to be interrupted during the delivery of their planned comments from the pulpit. They are thin skinned, afraid, and arrogant.

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    Originally posted by Garrison View Post
    1.) They spend their Sermon time trying to get their listeners to do things they themseves do not materially demonstrate. Jesus and The Apostles materially demonstrated all they preached.

    2.) They provide to their audience prechewed, partially digested, and regurgitated Spiritual Food, rather than requiring their listeners to step up and feed themselves The Word of God. They run a Spiritual Welfare Soup Kitchen, where they want their listeners to remain utterly dependent upon them for spiritual food.

    3.) They mix their personal feelings, opinions, ideas, hopes, desires, exaggerations, and agendas in with The Word of God, and then try to call the resulting mixture "The Word of God."

    4.) They skillfully use nonstop rhetoric devices to leverage their listeners into agreement with them, as if they have the best and final explanations of Righteousness before God.

    5.) They are unable to be interrupted during the delivery of their planned comments from the pulpit. They are thin skinned, afraid, and arrogant.
    I attended a graduation ceremony a couple of months ago. The priest (a woman) came out wearing a rainbow sash. For the doxology she read a lengthy poem by a well known atheist. Then she said amen.



    God bless,
    William
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      My wife and i attended a weeding recently, The Minister was a woman. She read a poem and read one Scripture taken out of context. This was not a traditional service by any means. After the ceremony the minister talked with us and the subject came about what denomination she belonged to, Methodist she said, she and her "partner" marry people for a living now, she said. We were afraid to ask too much after that.

      We left wondering why this nice couple asked her to marry them. These two had said they were Christians, we left doubting that too. A sign of the times.


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