As in the days of King Josiah, when the Book of the Law was found after years of neglect and ignorance, the modern, market-driven church may have to rediscover the Bible. Our neglect of the Word of God is subtle and deceptive. Our Bible is not buried in the janitorâ€™s closet; it is prominently displayed on the church altar and located in every pew rack. But we use it in token fashion. Congregations informed by daily Bible reading and prayer have been replaced by biblically illiterate audiences. Pastors use Scriptures as a platform from which to launch Christianized self-help talks. Therapy is disguised as theology, and preaching is promoted as performance. It is amazing how much of the Bible is becoming inappropriate for consumer consumption on Sunday mornings. (Douglas Webster, Selling Jesus, pp. 126-127)
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