Thursday, March 13, 2014

If It Looks Like Rome. . .

From blogger A Daughter of the Reformation:

"I’m not sure why so many Catholic practices are finding their way into Reformed Presbyterian churches. It seems to me that these things have the “feel” of worship, and maybe that is the attraction. Maybe there is boredom or discontent with our own traditions. Maybe there is a desire to “do church” differently. Whatever the reason, maybe we should stop and reconsider. All of these things are part of a religious tradition that our spiritual ancestors broke away from."

Read her complete blog post discussing the trends here.


  1. I haven't seen much of this other than giving up something for lent.

    But sometimes we protestants need to remember as well that worship is in spirit and in truth and the sacrifice God accepts is that of a broken and contrite heart. In other words, certain traditions, certain architecture, style of music, format of a church service, etc. none of these in and of themselves = worship. Jesus demolished that kind of thinking when speaking to the Samaritan women...which should strike us as odd. The only person willing to talk to ask Jesus about worship was an outcast.

  2. The use of Catholic liturgy for communion at our church in Midland always bothered me. Thanks for your thoughts.