Some would say church and religion is becoming less important to the everyday way of life in America.
Indeed, polling seems to suggest religion is taking a slightly lesser role in the lives of individuals and families.
One minister at a local church wanted his congregation to see what exactly a dead church looks like, while also offering a glimpse as to what may be the problem, and who might be able to solve it.
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The Church Is Dead
A new Pastor in a small Oklahoma town spent the first four days making personal visits to each of the members, inviting them to come to his first services.
The following Sunday the church was all but empty.
Accordingly, the Pastor placed a notice in the local newspapers, stating that, because the church was dead, it was everyone’s duty to give it a decent Christian burial.
The funeral would be held the following Sunday afternoon, the notice said.
Morbidly curious, a large crowd turned out for the “funeral.”
In front of the pulpit, they saw a closed coffin, smothered in flowers.
After the Pastor delivered the eulogy, he opened the coffin and invited his congregation to come forward and pay their final respects to their dead church.
Filled with curiosity as to what would represent the corpse of a “dead church,” all the people eagerly lined up to look in the coffin.
Each “mourner” peeped into the coffin then quickly turned away with a guilty, sheepish look.
In the coffin, tilted at the correct angle, was a large mirror.
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