EDITORS NOTE: This is the type of heresy that makes Christianity look bad! There is a new heretical church movement happening in America and it promotes getting drunk while worshipping God. This would make any real Christian crawl in their skin. May God have mercy on the owners of Gilead Church in Chicago.
Gilead Church of Chicago’s Cup Runneth Over With Beer
Tell true stories. Share good food. Worship beautifully. Those three practices are the building blocks of a brand new church in the Chicago neighborhood of Rogers Park that must be doing something right.
Aside from its members’ sheer “love of beer”… the Rev. Rebecca Anderson, pastor of the church, said its presence speaks to the “aesthetic” and mission of the church: using food and storytelling to come together.
“For so many churches and so many parts of the Christian tradition, Communion is this very somber, weighty, serious thing,” Anderson said. While she understands why that is the case, she regrets that over the years, “there’s not so much conviviality of Communion anymore.”
Her solution: Add beer.
Not only does the drink’s inclusion help to appeal to younger generations of Christians, it also takes away some of the more melancholy aspects of church that Anderson said can sometimes be emphasized too much, especially when it comes to celebrating the joyful things in life.
“Christianity is so… serious,” she said.
Legally, the church can’t sell its brew, but it can give it away as a gift.
1 Peter 5:8 – Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
1 Timothy 4:1 – Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;