Pretenders I don't think pretenders fool themselves. During quiet times they know who and what they are. They work hard to keep that mask in place around most people. But it's an empty, frustrating life behind the mask. There comes a point at which "removing the mask" is just not even an option anymore. But that doesn't mean the pretender is happy or content with life. They just don't see another option
Randolph, how about we tone things down a bit and just focus on your original observation: "It would be better if people had Bibles and paid attention in church rather than playing with their electronic pacifiers."
OK, let's all grant that yes, it's unfortunate that people may use/abuse their mobile devices during services.
But what has that to do with this blog post, about SermonAudio offering an iphone app feature for churches? (To be clear, there is already an iphone app that can be used for the SA site in general.)
Are you asserting that there's something wrong with SA in general? With this iphone app? With use of technology?
You've posited the problem as being specific to "in church". Fair enough, but I think others here are defending the value of the app elsewhere. Would you disagree with that (using it elsewhere)? or even using it responsibly in church (a slippery slope, I grant)?
I'm not picking a fight, really. Just trying to help advance the conversation, especially for those who may come to it some months after it happened, as I have.
Great Sermon! Brother Fulton lifts up the three persons of the Godhead in this message, and tells of how each has their part in the salvation of the elect, and verifies it all from the written Word! Saddly, but necessary, he also describes the fate of the unbeliever. This message surely underscores the truth that ALL must have a respectful and reverent fear of our Sovereign God.
Adelphe wrote: The real tradedy is not a (hopefully) repentent sinner who happened to to be a "church" leader, but the comments that were at the bottom of the article... agreed??? I mean that was all but enough to make me cry