Mike Huckabee brings trademark humor, not politics to Dallas church
‚ÄúThere‚Äôs nothing that I can present that will get me in, but I‚Äôm not going to be by myself that day,‚ÄĚ Huckabee said. ‚ÄúWhen I go to heaven‚Äôs gate, I won‚Äôt be there by myself, but with Jesus. He will be faithful to us even when we are unfaithful to him.‚ÄĚ
Huckabee spoke at the church‚Äôs two morning worship services. Afterward, congregants had the opportunity to buy an autographed copy of his latest book, A Simple Government . Former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, who is running for the U.S. Senate, attended the services and gave a speech, ‚ÄúWorship through Giving.‚ÄĚ
Mary Blackwell Millican considered it a birthday present getting to see Huckabee. She turned 95 on Sunday.
‚ÄúI‚Äôve watched him, and I love him,‚ÄĚ she said. ‚ÄúI think he‚Äôd make a wonderful president.‚ÄĚ...
The question I have here is this: Why is church order often suspended so that celebrity outsiders (not formally called as teaching elders there) can speak? Few pastors would dare allow a mere lay member to preach w/o a lot of oversight & fuss.
Is it OK just because it's occasional? Do seminary credentials get an automatic pass? I've never heard this rationalized.
scribbling wrote: "Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee delivered the sermon at First Baptist Church in downtown Dallas on Sunday. He signed copies of his new book between church services." What was the Biblical authority for this? Who was it they were worshipping?
Biblical authority for what? Writing books? Signing books? Signing books in the sacred building?