Today’s dumb quote comes from Dave Hasz’s “Aura of a Statesman” teaching:
I always think its very interesting when I see people come to church wearing shorts, wearing jeans, and tennishoes – because I think it dictates a certain amount of respect that they have for being in the house of God as well as respect for the people around them. The reason that its disrespectful is because its inappropriate.
I have two major problems with this comment. First, as you may recall, during the conference call Dave said that he never judges a person’s heart. Wouldn’t that include not judging how much respect a person has for God and others based on what they wear?
Well, wouldn’t it?
The reality is that Dave judges people all the time. ALL THE TIME.
Second, since when is it Biblical to judge people based on the outward appearance? Judging someone by the type of clothes they wear to church is about as pharisaical and legalistic as you can get. Absolutely nowhere in Scripture are we encouraged to judge people’s hearts in this way. In fact, its the total opposite of how God judges. Man looks on the outside appearance, but God looks on the heart.
So, not only is Dave Hasz using unscriptural standards to judge and condemn people, but he is also willfully lying about it.
But what else is new?