Amos 4:4-5 today?

(as it might be delivered to Western Christians)

Come to Church... rebel!
  Worship... and multiply rebellion!
Sing songs all day long,
  add drums and guitars.
Bring your missionary "Self Denial" envelope each week.
  After all, that's what makes you feel good,
    you fine Christians!
Says the Lord, Jesus.
Enter Bethel - and rebel!
  Gilgal - and multiply rebellion!
Each morning bring in your sacrifices,
  every three days your tithes!
Present leavened bread as thank offering,
  call out [your] freewill offerings -
    proclaim them;
for that is what you love, O people of Israel!
Oracle of my Lord Adonai.

This page is part of the Hypertext Bible Commentary - Amos,

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