What would you do Wednesday?
Today’s scenario may be the weirdest yet! And it’s based on a true story…or is it?
You are at lunch sitting in a local restaurant with a few friends one Sunday after worship service. A pastor of another local church walks by. Though you are both Baptists this pastor is adamantly opposed to your theology which leans more on the side of the Protestant Reformers.
Despite disagreements you are always cordial to each other and consider each other brothers in Christ.
The pastor does not see you as he walks through the restaurant so you stop him to say hello. After a hello and some light theological sparring done in brotherly love, he asks you an unusual question.
He says, “Why don’t you come visit my church and see how the Lord is blessing us? Come check out our Bible-based teaching.” Grinning, you reply that you are happy where you are with the true Bible-based teaching.
He pauses. Then says, “Seriously, I will pay you $25 to attend my church. I will pay anyone of you at this table. And if you join my choir I will give you another $25! What do you say?”
What would you do?
- Gladly take the money and give the church a try.
- Take the money, but don’t attend.
- Rebuke the pastor and go to his elders (or those functioning as such).
- Start negotiations to see how much money you can actually get.