I wanted to start this post/rant off by saying I am not an old up-tight fuddy duddy. I heard about this the other day and finally found a clip of it online. Have you seen this pastor’s prayer before the NASCAR race last Saturday? He said he was trying to put the fun in fundamental. Watch below.
OK. So what is your take on his “prayer”?
First, we do not pray to people. He was not praying to the crowd, drivers or those listening on tv or radio. Christ paid the ultimate price and laid down His life so that we have direct access through Him to God. If we have accepted this free gift of salvation then we can go boldly to the throne with our petitions. Jesus serves as our mediator and intercessor.
I do not take prayer lightly. It is not a joke. I know he was trying to be funny and take quotes from Talladega Nights, which I have not seen. You would think a pastor would be a little more serious about speaking to God?
Famous Christian Evangelist Billy Sunday once said, “A church full of make-believers will beget a generation of non-believers.”
If Christians are joking around about the doctrines of our faith then are non-christians really going to be drawn to Christ? I don’t believe the notion that he was trying to make people feel comfortable with church. That is one of the biggest problems today. People are too comfortable with where their relationship with God stands.
Let me hear your opinions.