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Published: Thursday, July 19 2012 4:00 a.m. MDT

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Fishers, IN

"Do not come any closer," God said. "Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground." Ex 3:5 Where God is present, He requires a sense of the sacred and holy. Having a Bible study in a bar is just one more conversation of many in a bar. I appreciate this pastors desire to reach out to more people. But at what cost and how effective his ministry will be time will only tell. God can meet us anywhere and at anytime, but to deliberately meet in a bar is like the church is saying "you can have God and drink too." Perhaps some might say "loosen up." And I would say, read the book of Leviticus to gain some grasp of a holy God and our presence before him. Read Exodus, and see how the people needed to consecrate themselves before meeting God on the mountain. Some might say, "Well, that's the OT which doesn't apply." God is unchanging. Nevertheless, I pray that fruit will be produced and people will be saved by this ministry. But I struggle to see how in light of God's glory.

God Bless,

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