Monday, August 14, 2006

368 The first shall be last?

I'm still hoping this article about First Class Kids at Abilene Baptist is a joke, because it sounds really awful. For a $15 fee, you can drop your little one off in first class where she'll get special treats and treatment while you attend church.

"Some families complain that separate nurseries create a two-tier church. But many like splurging once or twice a month on the first class service. Others even buy the First Class Kids annual pass.

"Once my grandkids experienced first class, they cried when their mother tried to put them into economy," says a grandmother who bought annual passes for her four grandchildren.

[Pastor Ron] Jacobs says offerings are up considerably since families have gotten hooked on concierge-style Sunday school. The premium service fee counts as offering and is tax deductible."

Story at Lark News.

2 comments:

*~ÃR€N¥IÃ~* said...

I, too, am shocked at such a ploy to lure the Biblically illiterate to the pews. There are countless verses that describe God's love, equally given, to His children. One that comes to mind is when God's people were chastised because they showed favor to the rich, while ignoring and/or ridiculing the poor (James 2:1-5). Our well intentioned, but ignorant brethren should take heed to the fact that showing partiality is a sin. Not everyone can afford to be "spiritually upgraded". We should have enough self respect to not want to be associated with the mistakes of the past, and enough God respect to want to obey Him. If you're not going to love all God's children, then why are you going to church? And we wonder why we Christians get called hypocrites?! When Pastor Ron Jacobs said "offerings are up considerably since families have gotten hooked on concierge-style Sunday school. The premium service fee counts as offering and is tax deductible.", I about choked on my baptism cerificate! What does the amount of offerings have to do with how we treat people? This is very close to Pharisee-land!

Sandy said...

Lark News is a satirical publication- take a closer look!