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The Day God Quit Going To Church.

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The Day God Quit Going To Church.

Isa. 1:10-17

The Message Bible

10“Listen to my Message,
you Sodom-schooled leaders.
Receive God’s revelation,
you Gomorrah-schooled people.

11-12“Why this frenzy of sacrifices?”
God’s asking.
“Don’t you think I’ve had my fill of burnt sacrifices,
rams and plump grain-fed calves?
Don’t you think I’ve had my fill
of blood from bulls, lambs, and goats?
When you come before me,
whoever gave you the idea of acting like this,
Running here and there, doing this and that—
all this sheer commotion in the place provided for worship?

13-17“Quit your worship charades.
I can’t stand your trivial religious games:
Monthly conferences, weekly Sabbaths, special meetings—
meetings, meetings, meetings—I can’t stand one more!
Meetings for this, meetings for that. I hate them!
You’ve worn me out!
I’m sick of your religion, religion, religion,
while you go right on sinning.

When you put on your next prayer-performance,
I’ll be looking the other way.
No matter how long or loud or often you pray,
I’ll not be listening.
And do you know why? Because you’ve been tearing
people to pieces, and your hands are bloody.
Go home and wash up.
Clean up your act.
Sweep your lives clean of your evildoings
so I don’t have to look at them any longer.
Say no to wrong.
Learn to do good.
Work for justice.
Help the down-and-out.
Stand up for the homeless.
Go to bat for the defenseless.”

Written by Martyn Ballestero

May 20, 2010 at 12:25 am

Posted in Christian Living

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  1. Thats all the announcements….you may be seated….as Evans used to say….when God speaks anything else is an insult!


    May 20, 2010 at 1:38 am

  2. Oh WOW!!!!!!!!! My Goodness , I never want to cross God! This gave me absolute Chills! I need to head to the prayer closet. I’ve often thought “I wonder if God gets Sick of peoples actions” ?This would be a yes.

    Marisa Hartzell

    May 20, 2010 at 9:55 am

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