"to be truthful, i sort of felt betrayed. i had a definite sense of what i thought the church would be like by the 'window dressings' and it wasn't like that, at all. it feels like a marketing ploy, a way to pretend to be something you're not, the kind of consumerism you say you want no part of."
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"I know each church has its own flavor. I also understand that Kaleo is not going to be a 'fit' for everyone. What I don't understand is why those that call themselves followers of Christ, that read His word and accept it as truth, have become so consumer heavy that they actually think church is about them. The only reason we live, the only reason we are given life to attend church is for the glory of God. Not our artistic preferences. Not our preferred sermon schedule. Not even our favorite or least favorite discussed topics. The attendance of God's people to church is purely and simply for His glory alone. If at any time we esteem our opinion or perceptions or preferences higher than that one reason, we have [defiled] ourselves and seek to glory in our 'felt needs' rather than glory in the maker and sustainer of all things."
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