Orginally published on Tuesday, April 01, 2008 at 7:06 AM
by Todd Rhoades
Dr. MacArthur writes: "Some people ask, why do I wear a tie? Because I have respect for this responsibility. I wear a suit because this is a more elevated experience for people. Iím trying to convey what people convey at a wedding: this is more serious than any normal activity.
This is the most serious occasion anyone will attend in their life: the preaching of the Word of God. I donít want to join with our culture in sinking into the casual. We have a generation thatís never been to anything formal. And if my dress goes down, the people at the bottom go down, and then we gym shorts!Ö
Because all Iím trying to do is explain the meaning of the Word of God. And you want to use any avenue to do so short of affirming the culture. I donít need to borrow or certainly not to accredit the culture by being overly familiar with it. Becoming all things to all men means looking into the situation and seeing where they are in their religious thinking, to find a starting point to move them into Scripture.”
Amen, Dr. MacArthur. I couldnít have said it better. When will some of you show your respect for your responsibility? Iíd love to hear from any of your who will commit this week to wear a tie as you preach. Letís show some respect, people.
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