Gospel Above All

Tim Challies | 6/10/2019 | Staff
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This sponsored post was prepared by J.D. Greear in support of his Bible study Gospel Above All which features Greear in dialog with David Platt, Jen Wilkin, Rosaria Butterfield, Albert Mohler, and many others.

Bible-based Christianity is dead. At least that’s what society wants you to believe.

Churches - Doors - Evangelicals - Faith - Tide

Churches are closing their doors. Evangelicals are leaving the faith. The tide of those who identify as “no religion” is rising. Is the handwriting on the wall? Is the Christian movement done? Must Christians rethink their convictions? It seems change is the only option.

We can’t hope to reach the next generation with our Bible-thumping, worn-out doctrines of sin, the exclusivity of Christ, and our “archaic” notions of marriage and sexuality, we’re told. Change or embrace irrelevance.

Lot - Christians - Message - Convictions - Does

And looking around, it seems a lot of Christians have gotten the message. Many have given up trying to maintain their historical Christian convictions. Does God really believe that about marriage? Is the Bible really believable? Is church really all that important?

For those that haven’t given up on their beliefs, they’ve relegated their lives into the shadows. Hunkered down. Quarantined. Protected. Fighting to keep themselves and their children free from the infection of “the culture” that lurks about. They’re no longer praying that Christ would use them to turn their worlds upside down like Peter did in those golden days of optimism. Not a chance. Peter didn’t have to deal with the secular media. Or Hollywood. Or the LGBT agenda.

Christ - Hour - Evil - Troubles - Neighbors

Instead, they’re praying that Christ would return within the hour and save them from the evil around them so that their troubles would be left behind. They might not get out much and engage with their neighbors in need of saving, but they will for sure mobilize to get to the voting booths. That’s our last stand.

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