Is There Power At The Altar?
I think the "Altar Call " and "The Tithe"are two of the most dishonest and destructive thing that has been introduced to the Christian Church. The idea you won't be blessed if you don't give 10% of your income to a church is dishonest.
Any time the altar call is part of the salvation plan it can become destructive.The "Altar Call" is totally man made and part of a man centered approach to salvation doctrine. It makes the place of the altar sacred, and the experience of the altar paramount in the overall salvation "experience." I remember to this day the time I was called to the Altar during a service and was left standing thinking something was wrong with me. I never forgot that experience.
I know people have come to the saving knowledge of Christ and may have been at the front of the church at the altar when it happened. But that doesn't make it sacred. I have seen a lot unsaved people who believe that in order to be saved, they have to get to the altar.In the clip below the pastor does something that I have always had a problem with calling people out during a service. Now this can be very destructive to a person's mind and how they see God ask me I know.