rlschultz has left a new comment on your post "Reminiscere - The Second Sunday in Lent. Matthew 1...":
This lesson shows us what Americanized Christianity is not. When you carefully read what is supposed to be Bible studies, authored by non-theologians, you cannot help but notice that it is mostly based upon the notion that we have a vending machine God. We are supposed to say the right prayers, pull strings like a puppet master and we shall get what we want. The trust which flows from our faith understands that we receive our blessings according to the Lord's good measure. We are admonished to ask for whatever we want, but always trusting in His will.
GJ - The LCMS, WELS, and ELS are behind the movement to put popcorn in every nave, after removing the pipe organ and hymnals.
|The vending machine god comes from Napoleon Hill, Paul Y. Cho,|
and Robert Bankrupt Schuller, the true flounder of the Church Growth Movement.
|This escapee from dreamland is the philosophical founder of success via positive thinking,|
but he was obviously influenced by Asian occult religion, like Cho the Assemblies of God preacher.