Last month, Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, blogged about Christians and yoga. The blog caught the attention of many media outlets including USA Today and landed on Yahoo’s front page on October 7 (two and a half weeks after the original blog). In a second blog post, responding to the Yahoo news…
For too long, we have walked a line of not wanting to “offend” people. When will we (US and Christians) stand up and say, “We have had enough of this! We’re not going to take it anymore!”
Perhaps the reason there are no spontaneous outward expressions of excitement in church … is that there is nothing to get excited about.
Or, perhaps there is something to get excited about, but we don’t care because we don’t have “skin in the game”.
A friend recently asked me what I thought of the King James Version of the Bible. He remarked, “I’m enjoying the Independent Baptist church that I’m going to. They only preach and teach the King James. The pastor said in one of his sermons that the King James is a translation and other versions of scripture are translations of what the writers of the scripture thought. What is your opinion about this?”
To ultimately atone for sin required the ultimate sacrifice. Rather than a simple slash in a ceremonial fashion, His death was carried out brutally by the forces of hell itself through perfected means, designed to inflict the most pain over the longest period of time. Sadism at its worst — on display.