Man, that could not be said any better!
That really is very good. Give us wisdom Lord!
What a great quote. Sorry I missed seeing it in the comments, and so glad you posted it here.
Going away from what is proper within the confines of a worship service, is it even possible to turn a "goat" into a "sheep"?Or are we to just awaken "sheep" into their knowing they are "sheep"?
It's the preaching of the Gospel (coupled with the Holy Spirit) that brings about transformation. Putting on a circus or entertaining goats is not real evangelism. Jesus said to "feed my sheep" not "tickle the goats".Tickling never transforms.
Love the way that Jesus describes the differences between sheep and goats Matthew 25.
My question has to deal with what happens when a person is saved, the "transformation".When a person is saved, is it a case of a goat becoming/transforming into a sheep? Or is it a case of a sheep being awakened to the fact that they're a sheep?
Pop this into your Google search and read. It's an interesting question - and this is a better answer than I could provide:http://responsivereiding.com/2009/10/29/margin-notes-sheep-and-goats-why-baaa-ther/
I love this! It accurately describes what is going on in the Damagent church a.k.a entertaining the goats with razzmattaz and placebos!