Thursday, 13 July 2017

Cult of Celebrity

I am really tired of watching Christian ministers who have "become" a celebrity. They are all over the place.

One of the distinguished marks of these celebrities is that they are inaccessible. No one can reach them. They can be seen only on the stage. They are busy "Men/Women of God". They behave as if God must be really indebted to have them on his team.
They love prominent places and popularity is a drug for them.

John Calvin died as he lived--opposed to "idolatry" or "celebrity." His body was put in white sheet, plain cedarwood coffin, unmarked common pit.
He took pains to fade as namelessly from this world as he could. He requested burial in an unmarked grave hoping to prevent pilgrims.  
In one of the last commentaries he wrote, he commented on the death and burial of Moses, "It is good that famous men should be buried in unmarked graves."
He wanted His God to be famous!

William Carey, the great missionary to India, who is also called ” The Father of Modern Missions” said, “ remember not Carey, remember Carey’s Lord.”.

John the Baptist said, “HE must increase i must decrease” (John 3;30) John the Baptist’s ministry ended as Jesus took over. The problem now is Many “men of God” don’t allow Jesus to take over!

I guess God must also be tired of the celebrity culture within the church.

May God save the church from the Cult of Celebrity.

No comments:

Post a Comment