The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

WASHINGTON (October 9, 2014)- Evangelical author Os Guinness says churches have lost influence in America because Christians are fearful and compromised.

Guinness told an audience at the Family Research Council in Washington that the church is weak because it's worldly, at a time when the world needs "a positive and persuasive alternative vision of human flourishing."
He said too many American Christians lack the "courage to be different and to clearly make a stand" in a culture that's increasingly disdainful if not hostile to Christianity.
Guinness said modern culture's comfortable relativism has done more to undermine Christianity "than all the persecutors in history put together."

Sounds good, indeed the church is weak and worldly, but I see no mention of Jesus, sin, repentance, reconciliation, the gospel or salvation.  I also have a problem with his assessment of what the world needs.  The world needs Jesus Christ, but somehow that fact seems to have slipped his mind.

2 comments:

  1. Amen Ali - the Gospel is offensive to sinners IF it is proclaimed rightly. Jesus, sin, repentance, reconciliation are left out of most gospel presentations; instead, they serve up an easy method of being saved without the horrific reality of man's sinful depraved and wicked state being proclaimed. The 'gospel' that permeates America is an accursed gospel that states man has 'free will', or other methods of works-based salvation. Because we have such an accursed gospel permeating the land, and because there is no power in today's preaching, many who profess Christ verbally are false converts. Many have a form of godliness but the transforming power of God the Spirit is completely missing. The world needs to hear of it's hopeless condition; instead, the message being proclaimed leaves sinners in their sins and continues to fill the broad road.

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    1. I am not a fan of OG, but his voice is strong in many "christian" circles. Sad, since this is all he seemingly has to offer.

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