Saturday, June 17, 2017
Do Not Worship God...
So how do you worship God?
What is worship?
Prayer, Praise and Worship are three distinctly different acts. They can overlap, but they are never-the-less, three distinctly different things.
So what is the act of Worship?
I asked a Christian friend this recently and he had no answer.
He prayed to God, he participated in “praise services” and he attended bible studies.
But he had never, in his life, worshiped God.
The Orthodox and Catholics have an answer to this. Since worship is an act which REQUIRES a sacrifice, they can point to the Divine Liturgy or Mass.
Mainstream Protestantism has no act of worship of God. Thus Protestants do not worship God.
For protestants, Christianity is completely cerebral. If you do the right mental math, then you are “saved”. If you can’t work out the calculations (doctrines) in your head, you’re damned.
I was born and raised in a monolithic protestant culture, aka the bible belt. It's what I am, it's what I know.
I have seen Christians pray to God. I have seen Christians praise God.
But I have never seen Christians worship God. Ever.
And when I ask them what the act of worshiping God is, they have no answer -and, in fact, it had never even occurred to them to ponder it.
That’s rather amazing when you think about it.
But it might be rather telling that it’s the protestant countries, led by the USA, which are building a global secular governing system.
Protestantism subsists on two things: the printing press and literacy. Minus those things, Protestantism doesn’t even exist.
‘Faith Alone’ is another way of saying, it’s all in your head.
Maybe that’s why Protestantism has no act of worship for God.
It has no God.