I just saw another example of how sick the church is in America, The Jesus Cookie. The “testimonial” of the effectiveness of this “ministry” resource says,
One day, my children and I had taken some freshly baked Jesus cookies to a bank. People were coming from all corners of the bank to see what the delicious smell was. We shared the cookies and a particular bank employee, dressed in a suit and well over 6 feet tall stood enjoying his cookie. My younger son looked up at the man and said, “Oh, you just ate a green jellybean, green represents God’s jealousy because He wants us to have no other gods before Him”. The man looked at the cookie and smiled at my son and thought for a moment and then walked away. We never know how such a seemingly small act could potentially be life changing for someone we may meet only once.
Am I being too harsh by saying, this is crazy! Have we boiled down the most menial action to be a form of evangelism? Also, why is it that we have to “Christianize” everything? Why is this called a “Jesus Cookie?” Doesn’t this just bring Jesus down to a level whereby we create an image of Him that is just blasphemous? Is this taking the first step on the road to idolatry by making “Jesus” so common? Jesus is one step away from being the Pillsbury Dough-Boy. Also, notice the fundraising options available to you. I think this is the real purpose behind the cookie; make a buck by being “spiritual” through hawking the “Jesus Cookie.”