Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Ten Commandments of the Church Institution

Based on forty years of participation in traditional Christianity, I believe these are the Ten Commandments of the Church Institution:

I. Thou shalt attend worship services.
II. Thou shalt attend Sunday School.
III. Thou shalt tithe to the church.
IV. Thou shalt obey the pastor(s).
V. Thou shalt send your kids to Youth Group.
VI. Thou shalt listen to the sermon.
VII. Thou shalt treat Sunday as the Sabbath.
VIII. Thou shalt join a local church.
IX. Thou shalt participate in many programs.
X. Thou shalt fund a new building.

Would you substitute anything else in place of one of these?

1 comment:

thomas said...

Perhaps something with taking responsibility for your life, church, the world, things of God... Often in a way that makes you feel bad about being irresponsible if otherwise.