Thursday, October 2, 2008

Secular Charismatic TV?


I turned on the TV yesterday, and found myself watching some sort of Charismatic celebration, like I was watching a Pentecostal Church Meeting on the screen, but it was something else.

I had turned the TV on to 'Ellen'. Literally, for the first 10 minutes of the show, the crowd gave a continuous standing ovation to the TV presenter, and she just smiled and danced as she lapped up the attention. I then changed the channel, and you know who popped up; Oprah. Again, a crowd going nuts at being in the presence of a 'celebrity' with whistles, clapping, and mild screaming...

I don't buy it. I don't understand how you could be ok with receiving THAT amount of attention. In the Christian vernacular we have the word, 'humility'. That's why when most Christian bands I've seen, or preachers come out and preach, they turn this praise towards God. I mean sure acknowledge the encouragement you are receiving, and be thankful for it, but humility forces you to only take so much of this charasmatic support before you must sent it heavenward!

I felt that if you took away Ellen or Oprah, or Dr. Phil and put the Saviour of the World there, right in the middle of the stage.... then you'd have a meaningful, exciting, passionate worship meeting, where God was being glorified. Who do you give your praise to?

5 comments:

  1. I don't quite understand? are you saying its bad 2 recive that much praise? When i went 2 the planetshakers conference some of the preachers recived a big round of applause and sum cheers and what not. I didnt see it as being a negative thing. Im not trying 2 debate u, i just dont really understand? haha i hate not understanding.

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  2. I think its important to honour our leaders and so I'm not against giving a Christian leader lots of applause, but you wonder sometimes whether people can take it too far and begin 'worshipping' or 'idolising' the person that is preaching or singing.

    Hey EFC, where are you from?

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  3. "Honour our leaders" in the Salvos means to kow tow, grovel, brownnose, cringe and behave in any other sickenly obsequious manner towards top brass.

    Go to a few Salvos events and meetings to see this in action. You'll be amused by the way various officers compete for the attention of higher ranks.

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  4. "Honour our leaders" in the Salvos means to kow tow, grovel, brownnose, cringe and behave in any other sickenly obsequious manner towards top brass.

    Go to a few Salvos events and meetings to see this in action. You'll be amused by the way various officers compete for the attention of higher ranks.

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  5. Hey Pete, sorry i took so long in replying, been on holidays aye. Mate im from syndey, im applying the salvation army traning college for 2009, Wheneva God wants me in though.

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