by Steven L. Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church – 3 Ways to be a Bad Church Member
Editor’s note: Sorry, but there are many reasons people might not want to socialize with people from church more than saying ‘Hi, how are ya!’ in the narthex. Many fundamentalist churches are filled with people that live such small lives in limited circles that the business of everyone else is upper most in their minds. I’ve seen tremendous ‘prayer-gossip’ through the years, those that pretend to be your friend and then when they hear something about you, or you shame something about yourself they then share that information under the guise of ‘praying for you’ like this sequence from the movie “Saved”
This is the sucky side of church membership and fellowship. Some people just aren’t comfortable sharing a lot or with being outgoing and it has nothing to do with the state of their soul.
Also Anderson has released a video of himself wearing a new ‘Straight Pride’ t-shirt with a Bible verse on the backside calling for the death of gays. Classy and loving, right?
2. Avoid Fellowship
If you’ve been going to a church for several years, and people are still asking if you are a first time visitor, you aren’t showing yourself friendly. One person that this happened to admitted that she understood why it happened because she never talked to anybody, and she really didn’t. Let that never be said of you, friend.
“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24
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