From the "eBay Pastor" to This:

Kids, Come Get Your Semi-Automatic!!!

I’m a Second Amendment supporter all the way, but that’s just about as dumb an idea as I think I’ve ever heard of. The youth pastor should be fired, or at least given a heavy injection of common sense. What on earth are they thinking?

Tip o’ the Wahoos hat to Paul for this one.

11 responses to “From the "eBay Pastor" to This:”

  1. This is the kind of thing that happens when churches depend on marketing to draw people instead of the Lord. A pastor shared a story about his early years in ministry – at a ministers conference, he was given the details of the contest he was supposed to introduce to his church; he was so sick of these contests, which never seemed to work, that he couldn’t work up any enthusiasm. The bishop noticed this, came over and gave him a lecture on rebellion and his need to cooperate. Not wanting to be rebellious, he prayed and felt the Lord gave him 2 scriptures: “And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.” and “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord.” When he received the materials for the contest, he just filed them away and prayed – he didn’t tell his church anything about it. At the end of the contest period he received a letter of congratulations – he had won first place. He was supposed to attend a rally and pick up a trophy, instead he wrote back “I thank you for the honor, but it would be embarrassing to bring a trophy to the church, inasmuch as none of them knew a contest was going on. The Holy Spirit added to the church daily such as should be saved.”

    God doesn’t need gimmicks to draw people; they might get some people in the door but won’t keep them there.

  2. And let’s have, like, a secret club. Just for us ‘cause we’re special and everyone else, you know, is evil.

  3. Performing that secret handshake across multiple state lines could prove difficult, or is it a magical secret handshake that breaks the laws of time and space?

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