Don’t Drop The Ball
February 22, 2013 § Leave a comment
Quoted and linked below, excellent article in Christianity Today. And it’s not very often we can say that. Sometimes in our house we call it “Christianity Astray”. But with this and their recent article on Michael Jordan, they’ve absolutely nailed two very important points: the need for Bible-believing Christians to take a firm public stand on the exclusivity of the Gospel and the sinfulness of sin, and that there is no peace apart from Christ.
“Evangelical Christians are now called upon to think strategically about what it means to speak truthfully and lovingly to a society that increasingly sees us as the moral outlaws. Clearly, we must watch our speech carefully, measuring every word for truth and tone and avoiding incendiary sound bites. We must also guard our hearts toward the persistent temptation towards self-righteousness. But, at the same time, even the most humble statement of biblical truth can now be turned into a sound bite described as hate speech and a refusal to affirm the normalization of homosexuality is turned into repulsive intolerance. We now face no shortage of arguments for capitulation, but abandoning the truth of God’s Word is not an option. We deny the gospel if we deny the sinfulness of sin. That sin. Every sin. Our sin.”