Read a church website welcome sign, and find two problems. First, spelling. Second, theological. Can you find 'em?
I think the problems are found in the word "Alter" which means "To change". I think they mean "Altar".But, secondly, a "Altar of Welcome" is a terribly chosen word. An "altar" is an elevated place or structure, as a mound or platform, at which religious rites are performed or on which sacrifices are offered to gods, ancestors, etc.What offering is being given? Um . . .I think they are just trying to dress up a chair that means "There's a place for you at our church", but their use of Christian terms obscures both altar and chair.
Well said... and even though I flunked out of Moody, I'm pretty sure there's a verse somewhere in a book some dude named Paul* wrote to the Hebrews that speaks of the altAr being closed...*Yes, I know most scholars claim they "don't know" who wrote the book, technically speaking, but since when have I not been smarter than scholars? :)
Perhaps the visitors are being sacrificed?
and the gold medal goes to . . . Sarah.
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