A few blogs back, I posted a parody of a salvation tract that was sent to me by a friend. It was a bit over the top and I even commented that I knew people who lived it this way, but I doubt they would ever spell it out so clearly. Then I got this email, and I was just dumbfounded that people could read that parody and miss the parody. They thought it was serious and couldn’t figure out what the problem might be. How tragic is that?!?!?!
You won’t believe what happened to me today!
I logged on to your website and laughed my head off when I read the brochure entitled “Is This The Way We Live It?” I thought it was so funny that I told all of my Christian friends (who are still stuck in the rut of institutional Churchianity) to go to your website to read it also. I then told them to email me back with their thoughts on the brochure.
Are you ready for this? Not one of themâ€”and I do mean not one of themâ€”’got it!!!’ In fact, quite a few of them wrote back to me and said, “I looked at the brochure you told me about on Wayne Jacobsen’s website, but I fail to see the message in it!”
If their failure to ‘get it’ isn’t a damning indictment of what institutional churchianity has produced in the way of ‘faith’ in today’s typical Christian, I don’t know what is.
And for any of those who still don’t get it, here’s a hint: The statement, “God has reconciled us to himself through the church,” is not a Scripture.
Even so, Lord Jesus, come quickly!