- The church has been completely destroyed by fire, flood, or earthquake. But wait --- I know of churches who have held services the morning after their buildings were destroyed, with members bringing folding chairs or standing amidst the rubble and remains.
- The homes of many or most of the church members have been destroyed by fire, flood, or earthquake. However, this hasn't prevented church services from going on as scheduled after the tsunami this year, or after our hurricanes.
- Church services have been outlawed. You know, it's amazing to me what lawbreakers we have in the Body of Christ! There are people who claim to be Christians and yet who flagrantly disobey their nation's laws, using some sort of excuse about having to obey God rather than man! What's up with that? And can you imagine that people actually risk being arrested, and putting their families in harm's way, just to attend church?
- It's inconvenient. After all, how am I going to juggle the mad dash of rushing off to church into our Christmas celebration? How can I allow church to intrude into a sacred, family time? Where are my priorities, after all? OK, I'm definitely being sarcastic on this last one.
Saturday, December 17, 2005
Good reasons to cancel Sunday services
Someone asked me whether I thought there was ever a good reason to cancel a church's Sunday services. Of course! Here are a few: