Why Do Some Preachers Shout While The Holy Like The Pope Are Continuously Murmuring?
LOL... Dear, shouting or murmuring in churches by pastors or the clergy, all depends on their denominational traditions or practices. Just like you gave example of the Pope, murmuring... The pope represent the Roman Catholic Church. Unlike in other churches, they may have no specified tradition, or custom in terms of either praying in silence or shouting. Some believe they pray and preach well in church or private if they shout, and get their body "worked-out !". God is not deaf !
People do all sorts of things to appear "holy" or "spiritual" in the eyes of others. Some dress in colorful robes, some wear dark robes, some separate themselves from the general society, some shout, some murmur.
Jesus was not fooled by such behaviors. He talked about the "religious" scribes and the Pharisees this way:
"They do everything to attract people’s attention. They make their headbands large and the tassels on their shawls long. They love the place of honor at dinners and the front seats in synagogues. They love to be greeted in the marketplaces and to have people call them Rabbi. But don’t make others call you Rabbi, because you have only one teacher, and you are all followers. And don’t call anyone on earth your father, because you have only one Father, and he is in heaven. Don’t make others call you a leader, because you have only one leader, the Messiah. The person who is greatest among you will be your servant."
James described what "religion" ought to be this way"
"Pure, unstained religion, according to God our Father, is to take care of orphans and widows when they suffer and to remain uncorrupted by this world."
You will see many people acting in ways that other people think a "religious" person ought to act. But, God honors those who serve.
Different strokes for different folks. Rather, different peeps for different sheeps.
Traditions of worship are usually based upon the reading of scripture. "raise your voice like a trumpet"....
"praise the lord in song"
Make a joyful noise to the lord...
Of course joyful noises are matters of preference as opposed to right or wrong.
What is most important of course is that people are praising God from their heart.
Judge not lest ye be judged. Especially if those people are honoring God with their lips.
Remember David danced before God naked and is the author of how many Psalms?
Which one of you would begin to tell God "Lord I don't like the way those people are praising you."
Watch out now.
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