Hint: They aren’t biblical.
Is our culture redeemable and should the church be engaged in this so-called cultural redemption?
In the schemes of Scotland, and in many poor communities across the world, we face an overwhelming task that is unfinished. And that is to reach the poor with the Word of God, in order that we might rejoice with the poor by singing the Word.
Biblical leaders follow Jesus and help others to follow Him.
The I-Gotta-Get-Myself-Together gospel says: “Clean up the outside before Jesus cleans up the inside.”
Jesus was surrounded by and served toxic people. We’re called to follow Him.
Many people falsely believe their heart will justify them. But the opposite is true.
Tweak the gospel just a bit and you might get a hearing in a lot of congregations. But a tweaked gospel is no gospel at all.
We can be wonderfully hospitable in myriad ways but, sooner or later, people must face up to the full gospel of Jesus Christ.