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Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Cult of Personality


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I dunno if it is a majority (probably not), but it is a disturbing large percent of the people. Even one is too many.
Actions speak louder than words.

Too many, at least according to the precepts these people claim to live by.

The guidelines they voluntarily choose to follow state they do not follow a man. They follow a higher order, or so they say.

In case you missed it, what people say and what people do are not always in perfect alignment.


The people whom I speak of today are those who follow a cult of personality, bow their heads, bend a knee and give their allegiance to one man.

They will, of course, vehemently deny this.

Actions speak louder than words.

Here's proof.

The preacher in this story, Ed Dobson, routinely had crowds of 5,000 or so people in church, the story says. "After retirement six years ago, the massive crowds went away."
Yep. Another one.

Ah.  Ed was not pastor at Calvary Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Ed was the figure of worship at the Cult of Personality Calvary Church in Grand Rapids, Mich.

This statement will infuriate many people, all of whom are those who exulted at the throne of Ed. If Ed ever reads this, it will bother him too.

Amen.

These people were not interested in attending a Christian church. They were interested in attending an Ed church.

The extended reasoning in this is also going to infuriate a lot of other "Christians" who follow the man behind the pulpit and not the Man above the pulpit.

Change the preacher at any church and a number of people are going to leave.

It's a cult of personality.

The people who left never attended church. They attended the preacher. They came because of who was doing the speaking, not the subject matter. They were not there to learn what was being taught. They were there to learn who was doing the teaching.

I note the immediate above image. This man's ratings among a segment of the population have never dipped below 90 percent, despite or in spite of his performance. That too is a cult of personality.

Whenever you focus on the person bringing a message and ignore the message, then you set up a cult. When you consider the outside and ignore the inside, you have a cult. When you hear the words and ignore the deeds, you have a cult.

The Bible is right when it calls humanity sheep. We are.We follow anyone who even looks like they can lead.

Looking for the cult of personality and someone to follow is just human nature. Only the very strongest can break away from this impulse.

A few become wolves.

Even fewer can become real humans, the kind of human that nearly every religion in the world says a person is supposed to become.

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