I was just over at Gina's blog at What About Our Daughters and the post this morning is entitled SUV's In The Pulpit:God Never Promised Gum Drops and Ponies . Gina gave a great analysis of the recession or looming recession and the appropriate course of action prudent people should follow so I will not belabor that point-- read her article.
What I find absolute heart-breaking is the fact that black folks are so biblically illiterate that they would actually pray over and anoint with oil SUV's in the pulpit. I'm am certain that the stench of those greedy, corrupt, perverse, just plain dumb prayers turned the stomach of God. How can we call ourselves children of God? What self respecting man of God would substitute the redemptive work of Jesus Christ on the cross with SUV's in the pulpit? How much lower can we go? I shudder to think.
This debacle took place in Detroit at Greater Grace Church and supposedly the congregants are auto workers and union employees of the big 3 automakers who were praying for the bailout in order to maintain their livelihood. SO WHAT!!!! Jesus is your strength, your sustenance, the giver and sustainer of your life... NOT GM, FORD AND CHRYSLER!!!!
See for yourself Rev. Charles Ellis says "one thing for sure all eyes will be focused on the platform" All eyes should be focus on Christ not SUV's on the platform. Lord help us.
Rev. Ellis considers this an illustrative example and it is not. It is a bastardization of the redemptive work of Christ. Like so many other wolves in sheeps clothing he is leading his flock astray.
This story was carried on the AP and picked up on Fox, CBS and ABC. This sort of circus does not draw seekers to Christ. It is no wonder that skeptics find Christians dumb. How biblically retarded do you have to be not to see a problem here? Yet that church was packed. If I were not a Christian these sorry examples of God's supposed people I see in the media would never convince me to lend a listening ear.