But, we have to admit, in and of themselves non of these things are wrong. There must be honest & firm management of them so that they help us minister not minister to us. That is what the Pharisees did with the Law, they promoted the word of it as opposed to the spirit of it. Example: The Sabbath was made for man not man for the Sabbath. DG -----Original Message----- From: Jeff Hallmark [mailto:bc_texan@...] Sent: Thursday, July 01, 2004 11:48 PM To: pastorsforum@... Subject: RE: [PastorsForum] worldliness in the churches Spurgeon appropriately said, "as the body grows rich, the soul grows poor." Prosperity and materialism has sapped the vitality out of the American church. We have vaulted ceilings, plush furnishings, numerous programs, and frenetic activity, but few Smyrna-churches or Philadelphia-churches. Jeff -- _________________________________________________ FREE web-based email - http://www.BaptistMail.com Powered by Outblaze -- To unsubscribe, send ANY message to: pastorsforum-unsubscribe@... "In essential things, unity; in non-essential things, liberty; and in all things, charity."