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Where does IQfy stand on the matter of church decorations? Are humble protestant churches a matter of pride, or a matter of shame?

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  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    They are a matter of humility, one should not need fancy baubles to be faithful to God.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Expensive and fanciful celebrations of Christ are biblical:
      >6 While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, 7 a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.
      >8 When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. 9 “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”
      >10 Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 11 The poor you will always have with you,[a] but you will not always have me. 12 When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. 13 Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”
      Beauty is not a mere distraction, it is a valid symbol, expression and participation.

      One shouldn't reject them either.

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Are humble protestant churches a matter of pride, or a matter of shame? It's borne out of a pessimism and hatred of God working in the world for over a thousand years. It's not borne out of love of God. It's borne out of calling Christ a liar who said he would "send the Holy Spirit to guide you into all truth".-John 16:13. That literally everything men strived for and celebrated in the name of this Spirit was a mistake.

    If they don't feel shame, I feel shame for them.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Oof. Bad quote. Lets try it again:

      https://i.imgur.com/1OyKOsZ.jpg

      Where does IQfy stand on the matter of church decorations? Are humble protestant churches a matter of pride, or a matter of shame?

      (OP)
      It's borne out of a pessimism and hatred of God working in the world for over a thousand years. It's not borne out of love of God. It's borne out of calling Christ a liar who said he would "send the Holy Spirit to guide you into all truth".-John 16:13. That literally everything men strived for and celebrated in the name of this Spirit was a mistake.
      If they don't feel shame, then I feel shame for them.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The American Protestants have gone too far into the other direction and turned their places of worship into cheap, corporate prefabs that idolize materialism over the Lord. How frugal they are to afford God a palace of plywood and drywall that they can afford to give their leader a palace of marble.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >corporate prefabs that idolize materialism over the Lord.
      Even how they talk has corporate jargon. Like the fixation with church growth and growth "strategies".. and just how they present the Church and the bible is full of marketing tactics and bumpser stick slogans and t-shirts.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's called the Fire of God because that's exactly what they'll feel. Imagine disrespecting The Lord's name and worship in such a way.
    Also, that logo and wording looks Zoroastrian. I'd be incredibly concerned about false idols.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Buildings like this aren't made with humility in mind, Americans just have a bad taste. Even their Catholic churches look like this sometimes.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Even the plainest Catholic church puts more effort in than a shopping mall building. I mean, they'll do more than a box at least. Maybe give it a nice roof.

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    What's up with the "ministries" thing? Is it like a franchise?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Protestants have no authority and highly individualistic, and at any given a time, a man can break away and create his own "ministry" or breakaway church. Half of the time, they go to diploma mills and a get a minister's degree to properly keep up the larp.
      I wish I was memeing.

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    More churches should consider meeting outdoors at parks and beaches. A building could be a nice and suitable meeting place, but that is all they really could be. Architecture isn't really sacred. The building could look elegant, or simple. Ideally, the renting or owning of a building should not be too expensive.

  8. 4 months ago
    Dirk

    Big eva/pentecostal churches are not humble. Bland and humble aren't the same.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >doing a shamanic dance with a sword while another chants
      Is this what Jesus wanted?

      • 4 months ago
        Dirk

        Of course not
        He's babbling in "tongues" btw

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Talking in tongues is biblical.

          • 4 months ago
            Dirk

            Biblical tongues are real human languages

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God

            In actual tongues, yeah

            How do you know that they're not actually talking in tongues?

          • 4 months ago
            Dirk

            >unknown
            Not in the original text

            >How do you know that they're not actually speaking in tongues
            Here's the audio
            https://youtube.com/shorts/uF0io1gc6ME?si=nvHuB1YaKKXhWDc2

            Tell me what language it is, and tell me who is interpreting for the body

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Not in the original text
            The people who translated the KJV knew what they were doing, Dirk.

          • 4 months ago
            Dirk

            They did a great job translating the Greek text they had

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >How do you know that they're not actually talking in tongues?
            They tried it out. Some of the first protties actually thought they're talking Swedish and Thai and whatnot so they went to the countries and found out they are just speaking gibberish.

          • 4 months ago
            Dirk

            >some of the first protties
            Pentecostalism started in Los Angeles in 1901

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            In actual tongues, yeah

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Indoeuropean traditions are resurfacing, seethe israelite.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >muh indo europeans

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Are you moronic?

          You don't need to protestant monkey dances to preserve pre-christian european traditions.

          The catholic church is a great example of how to merge local traditions and deities with the "new" state religion.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >admits that the catholic church shamelessly converts local deities into saints as part of a cynical attempt to boost outreach to pagans
            Lol why even bother with christgayging at that point

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Who said anything about christgayging? Let israeli sects fight among themselves over that foolishness.

            The point of the pre-schism catholic/orthodox church is creating stability in the empire. It was pretty successful at that and preserved many old traditions.

            The monkeys chimping out in the video aren't recovering some long lost european traditions, they're regressing into ferals. No better than sub-saharan rituals.

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    None of you go to church anyway so can you please stop shitting up this board with denomination wars bulllshit

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Looks like somewhere I'd buy used washing machine parts, but something tells me thats kind of the point, like its a church that wants to look like it has some kind of industrial utility, as if to almost say "We're just as important for your life as an industrial part store" which might sound backhanded, but for some people that might mean a lot. But maybe I'm reading too deeply into it.

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    bump

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Having a church in a strip mall is tasteless, but to say that Catholics in a ornate cathedral love God more than a Protestant congregation in a simple church just because the Cath church is a more fancy building is moronic.

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