Tuesday, January 29, 2008

No rock to stand on

An interesting article appeared in Christianity Today

"Megachurch pastor Rick Warren suggested Sunday that mainline churches need to reconcile with evangelicals to counter their mounting problem of membership decline.

“The reconciliation is that in a pluralistic world...we [Christians] need to be on the same team because we share the same Saviour,” Warren, of Purpose Driven fame, contended Sunday." [GO TO SOURCE]

But if you deny the existence of absolute truth, how can you expect people to absolutely agree with you? We, as Christians, need to unite. But it must be on the rock of the word as the absolute standard that sets the standard. Without the bible, what are we?

If we read the bible to determine what it says "to me," we actually have selfish motives. We should be reading the bible saying: "What has God said to His people?" It must say the same thing to everyone. It must say exactly what is said.

We are not to be worried about membership decline, we must lament those who depart - but they fall under the category of non-Christians. Our goal is to preach the gospel: We are sinners, there is a saviour!

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