Have you ever wondered why we Christians do what we do for church every Sunday morning? Why do we adress upa for church? Why does the pastor preach a sermon each week? Why do we have pews, steeples, choirs, and seminaries? This volume reveals the startling truth: most of what Christians do in present-day churches is not rooted in the New Testament, but in pagan culture and rituals developed long after the death of the apostles. Coauthors Frank Viola and George Barna support their thesis with compelling historical evidence in the first-ever book to document the full story of modern Christian church practices.... to the Catholic Mass.24 These revisions are the foundation for worship in most Protestant churches.25 The heart of them is this: Luther made preaching, rather than the Eucharist, the center of the gathering.26 Accordingly, in the contemporary Protestant worship service, the ... Maxwell, An Outline of Christian Worship, 72.
|Author||:||Frank Viola, George Barna|
|Publisher||:||Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. - 2010-09-30|