I don’t know that I’ve ever sent two “Think About” articles in the same day, but this time I’ve just got to do it. I’m so mad I want to cuss! Don’t get all bent out of shape–I’ve resisted the urge (so far). The strange thing is that someone will probably get more upset about that than what I’m about to tell you. Now, back to my story.
Bro. Preston, our Assistant Pastor, sent me a text message expressing his disgust concerning Kerry Shook and his “church” in the Woodlands (that’s in Houston for you folks who don’t live here). Like several others they are having a football theme on “Superbowl Sunday”. They are designing their service times and the sermon titles around the game and, as I understand it, doing the same while the Texans are in the play-offs. As an article in the local paper said–they will be all decked out in their Texan jerseys “rooting from the pews”.
So after responding to this I sent Bro. Kenneth a text concerning the antics of Ed Young, Jr. That’s what prompted this second article from me. Here’s the article from the Christian Post, by Anugnah Kumar that set me off:
Ed and Lisa Young, founders of Texas-based Fellowship Church, will spend 24 hours in bed on the church roof next week and stream themselves discussing sex live on the Internet to encourage married couples to see firsthand the power of a healthy sex life as prescribed in their new book, Sexperiment.
Two days after their book, Sexperiment: 7 Days to Lasting Intimacy with Your Spouse, is released Tuesday, the Youngs will take part in a 24-hour “bed-in,” which will be streamed on the book’s website as they engage the audience on issues related to intimacy in marriage.
The book encourages married couples to have sex for seven straight days – a challenge that made headlines in 2008 when Pastor Young first introduced it to his church – with the promise that the “amazing results” will last far beyond the week.——
Throughout the 24-hour period beginning at 6 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, the Youngs will do live interviews in person as well as via Skype, answering relationship questions and highlighting their most popular teachings about sex and relationships live via Twitter and Facebook……
Pastor Young is known for using out of the ordinary ways to teach his congregation. In February 2011, he literally drove a Ferrari and Rolls-Royce onto the church stage as part of a sermon illustration to tell the congregation they are a Rolls-Royce as they are made in the image of God.
Young is also kicking off a “Sexperiment” sermon series this weekend to coincide with the book’s release.
Never in history has there been so many false teachers and gullible people. If I have to explain to you how foolish this nonsense is it wouldn’t do any good. It’s no wonder that Christians are the laughing stock of society. If all I knew about Christianity was what I saw from these so-called “Mega-churches” I would have no desire to ever become a Christian. It is a shame and disgrace what these folks will do to get a crowd and sell books. In case you’re wondering, yeah I still want to cuss! Well, I’ve decided to not read anything else today, lest it prompts me to write a third article and since I’ve got a headache I’m in no mood to do that. So I’ll just read my Bible for a while and get rid of that cussing feeling. You might want to think about that also.