So, I’ve been praying about the future and about churches in general. I am doing some study on John 4 right now and it has taken me back to when Jesus quotes Isaiah and says “these people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is made up only of RULES TAUGHT BY MEN!” (caps added by me)
The woman at the well was also caught up in what religious practices where supposed to look like (we worship on the mountain, you worship in the temple…) As I pray about what a future church looks like I am feeling more and more trapped by the RULES I’ve been taught about what church is supposed to look like. I mean, what we see on Sunday’s is not exactly taught in scripture, and what’s even more perplexing is that we even argue among believers which RULES are better. Traditional, Contemporary :: Reverent, Relaxed :: Deductive, Inductive. The more I prepare my heart for the future, the more I see the trappings of the RULES I’ve been taught by men.