Men Without Conviction, Churches Without People

February 8, 2018 — Leave a comment

If the gospel is not preached with conviction—the convictions that humanity is in need of salvation and that Jesus is the Savior who liberates us into the fullness of our humanity and gives us eternal life—then the gospel will not be believed.

If ministers of the gospel indulge in gratuitous virtue-signaling by promoting  the worst of black legends, as if the sum total of Christianity’s impact on world history were embodied by “the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition,” why would anyone come to their churches or listen to whatever’s being offered there by way of I’m-OK-You’re-OK therapeutic balm?

https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2018/02/men-without-conviction-churches-without-people

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