Paul's Passing Thoughts

The “That’s Cool!” Hermeneutic and Discernless Christianity

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on October 25, 2011

The above video is all the rage among Christians on the net and Facebook. “Cool!” “Awesome!” “Beautiful!” And of course, theological commentaries that cannot be backed with Scripture in the least. At last weekend’s Crowns concert, they thought it would be “cool” to do the same thing. Is this not the standard for truth in our day? Coolness. Oh, and I have a problem that maybe someone can help me with: there is a verse of Scripture in either Psalms or Proverbs that speaks of the mind that is an open door to everything.  The person just opens the door and invites in everything that knocks. Got to find that verse! (free book for anyone who finds it).

While the talent can be appreciated, I just don’t know what part of Exodus 20:4 Christian’s don’t understand. By the way, Church on the Rock in Monroe, OH is in the process of rebuilding the giant Jesus that is the laughingstock among unbelievers in Ohio (according to unbelieving locals, God struck the first one with lightning and burned it down). Christians need more focus on what Jesus said and not what he supposedly looked like. Sorry to be a party-pooper.

‎”In the form” and “anything” seems clear to me. But of course, Moses was talking about idol worship, right? So, shouldn’t Jesus always be the focus of our worship? Or is the exception when we make images of Him? Idol worship isn’t idol worship when we make a form of Jesus? But He is in heaven, right? I’m I just putting too much stock in nouns, verbs, and prepositions?

Also, in a contemporary Christianity that is falling all over itself to “make much of Jesus,” do these drawings really exemplify His glory? Why would we want to lower Him to such images? And drawing Him upside down? Geez, what’s that all about?!

‎”To exemplify the artist’s talent.” Exactly.

And at the end where he throws and splatters paint all over the finished product, which is Jesus—I know that’s accent, but dunno, makes me uneasy.

And by the way, why are all of these pictures ALWAYS of a suffering Jesus looking down with a crown of thorns on His head? What about the Jesus that returns on a white horse dressed in a vesture soaked in blood and a sword that He will use to smite the nations? Still waiting for that one.

paul

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