“ And (Jesus) said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise.” John 2:16.
How many of our churches have twisted that scripture just enough to make it ok to sell merchandise in our Father’s House? Does our rationalization change what the Word of God says? I understand the proceeds go to specific ministries, etc. but “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” John 3:6. I don’t understand how the Spirit would birth something that goes directly against what God’s Word says.
So does that make it okay if “we”, Christians, twist the Word of God to fit our circumstances but it is blasphemy when a sinner twists the Word? That’s what sinners do. Our Father’s House is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him Crucified and be led by the Holy Spirit. Doctrine’s of man have been preached with Jesus as the example, which He is, but man as the source and not Jesus. Again…”That which is born of the flesh is flesh;…” John 3:6. The gifts shops and coffee shops are very appealing to the flesh but I don’t come to church for coffee and donuts. Call me legalistic; but I would rather lift the Lord Jesus Christ up and get a touch from God at the House of God than go shopping. The shofar and prayer shawls may make one feel righteous but only the Blood of Jesus Christ makes us righteous.
We can’t point our finger at compromise until we stop compromising. “Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:5. – Donna Warren