In a sermon I preached not long ago, I made mention of the fact that you never see “First Baptist,” “Methodist,” or “Community Non-Denominational” plastered above an underground church. When all one wants to do is worship God without being imprisoned or killed, denominational distinction is one of the least of their worries.
That led me to think of other things that an underground church might not worry about:
- The color of the carpet
- The font on the church bulletin
- Whether or not they sing a hymn or a praise song
- Whether or not the pulpit is made of wood or etched glass
- Business meetings
- Bible Versions
- Post-graduate or seminary training
- Projection screens
- Padded pews
- A family activity building
- Gold or silver communion accessories
- How long the worship lasts
- What people wear
No, I don’t think underground churches ever have time to worry about all these things. They are more concerned with fellowship, encouragement, prayer, reading God’s Word in any version they can get their hands on, and keeping each other alive.
Does having things over which to argue make us more spiritual?