I saw this story on my twitter feed. It’s a from a guy I know who works for a denomination. He works in the office all week and then preaches at different churches every week. He sees a lot of churches, hears a lot of things.
This past Sunday, as the worship begins, announcements are shared. The first thing spoken was not a word from God, not even “Remember the potluck dinner Wednesday night.”
The first thing said was “Ya’ll remember to keep the doors locked. We don’t want people getting into the church.”
Let me repeat: “Ya’ll remember to keep the doors locked. We don’t want people getting into the church.”
My friend thought he had heard wrong. He didn’t. Heads nodded. Mentally, deadbolts clicked. These people were sure that church was only for people who had keys.
Anybody want to place a bet on how much longer that church will be in business?
Or did it go out of business years ago, and no body has told them yet they are just a social club, where only members get the keys?
Please, somebody tell me this story isn’t true. It just can’t be.