When you compromise on Jesus, you are not evangelizing. You might as well rename your church or ministry, the cultural center for interfaith cooperation.
With all of our grandiose mission statements to “win the world for Jesus”, oftentimes we forget that we are to be salt and light to those right here in our own town.
If we are to teach, preach, and disciple biblically, we must break ranks and not emulate what is being done by many leaders in the church growth movement.
When a believer understands the brevity and foolishness of this world compared to the one to come, holy living flourishes.
The difference with ‘kingdom regifting’ is that we keep the original gift, but this priceless treasure simply and beautifully replicates itself over and over again by God’s grace and mercy.
The way the world disrespects the Lord comes as no surprise. What is becoming more prevalent in evangelical Christian circles is a cavalier attitude toward the first and second persons of the trinity. This attitude has no place in the life of a Christian. If we could see a veiled glimpse of God’s glory as Moses or the apostle John did, we’d loose the disrespect and fall on our faces in complete reverent worship.
In the wide world of all inclusive ecumenical feel good religion….it’s ok to say God, Lord, in his name, and the almighty. It’s fine to mention Buddha, Mohammed, or simply express your spirituality. Mention Jesus and you will raise eyebrows. Say he is the only way and you will be maligned or worse. Say the name of Jesus: it will cost you. As a follower of Jesus….there is no room in the middle.
The death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus is the most debated, contested, and polarizing event in human history. It divides our calendar, volumes have been written about it, and over two billion people alive today claim it as the truth. It’s not my intent to debate the events because this…
Sometimes antisemitism is veiled behind pseudo peace movements and mainline churches who only find Israel as the one to blame…..again.