Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
For God so loved the world he set up a committee...
Today's made me think of a movie on evangelism I saw many years ago, The Gospel Blimp. A church decided to evangelize it's community so it set up a committee that tried a whole range of ridiculous, even obnoxious schemes. They criticised, then ostracised a family that dropped out of the committee, even became spotty in their church attendance. Months later the family came back with another family who had become Christians. The church wanted to know which one of their schemes was so effective. It turned out the family from the church had befriended the other family, spent time with them, and won the other family to Christ.
200+ years ago the church in Scotland was the major social factor, providing schooling and welfare for those who needed it. The welfare was provided directly, on a personal level with a view to meeting the physical and spiritual needs of the recipient. With the influx of people into the cities when the industrial revolution came along, the church couldn't cope and the state took over the welfare. Enter bureaucracy.
Last edited by BlackEagle; 12-04-2012 at 03:46 PM..