One of the things you must accept if you are going to thrive in the modern church is that not everything in the good book (Bible) agrees with the way the modern church operates. En-order to adapt the church to current marketing trends and to increase commerce, certain liberties have been taken concerning leadership responsibilities and the equality of the brotherhood. Much like George Orwell’s book “Animal Farm”, where all animals are equal, except some are more equal than others, the modern growing successful church has concluded that to be competitive they must have at least one Super Christian. Although knowledge of the bible is not a requirement and in most cases is discouraged, being able to recognize a Super Christian is a key to success.
Name on church sign
Most modern churches feel it is important to advertise the name of their Super Christian on the sign by the street. The apostle Paul dealt with this situation rather thoroughly in 1 Corinthians 3, but Paul did not have the communication opportunities that the church has today. It is a matter of church pride and a recruiting necessity to let the community know who their champion Super Christian is. People can sometimes be lead to migrate from one church to another depending on the entertainment value of a church’s Super Christian.
Salaried, paid staff
Super Christians are people who are paid to be Christians. Some churches will go so far as to require their Super Christian to adhere to some basic biblical principles- particularly if they are a poor speaker or can’t sing. You must realize that as a general member you are not paid, and are ask to support your Super Christian and his extended family with your hard earned money and are expected to attend all meetings, and volunteer for church activities, and witness to your neighbors and tell them they must hear your Super Christian because he is, well, “Super”. The bible says not to muzzle the ox that treads out the corn, however it doesn’t say anything about putting an unmuzzled ox in charge of the corn crib!
Designated parking place
Most Super Christians require a special parking place near a door so they don’t scuff their $500 shoes on the way in. You however as a regular Christian are not faced with such burdens and should park your clunker somewhere else.
Jesus spoke quite a bit about special people in Matthew 23. In verse 8, Jesus said that there is only one teacher and that we are all brethren, but that kind of thinking will get you in trouble with a Super Christian and could limit your growth in the modern church. I hope this article will help you identify a Super Christian and save you the embarrassment that I have been through.