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Do you think a church should represent God's views on morality, or is it merely a feel-good social arena?
It's not as silly a question as you might think. If one is taught to think like God and if he exists, it is logical to assume he'd be pleased at your endeavor to learn his ways.
But you might automatically think, as the older movies and TV shows used to suggest, that a minister would never do otherwise than to reflect God's viewpoint.
Guess again. Most of them do not. They "change with the times." By this, we're not talking about using modern technology, but changing social times. And those times feature a loosening of morals.
And, like politicians, religious leaders often "play for your vote," by telling you what they think you want to hear. It's called, in fact, tickling the ear , and it is done to achieve church attendance.
Why would they do such a thing? Because they seek your "contributions." Contributions, not just on Sundays (or whatever other day they choose to meet), but also for burials, weddings, and every other occasion in which you choose to use their "services."
If you check out the Bible -- if you actually study it, perhaps with the aid of a qualified Bible instructor -- you may be surprised to see what it says about such individuals posing as religious advisors.
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