|Did they listen to Pete Wagner and me?|
The coming evangelical collapse
An anti-Christian chapter in Western history is about to begin. But out of the ruins, a new vitality and integrity will rise.
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This post made me think the Presby church I went to when I was toying with Calvinism. I note now how they easily could adopt some contemporary notions in the culture and work it in the church. Comparatively speaking they would be considered by secularists as more relevant than Lutheran churches.
Now why is it that Calvinistic churches can appear to get results on this? I figure because they do not a thorough going reliance on the Means of Grace. So if if there is no reliance on the Means of Grace, then other techniques to make it look relevant would be acceptable.
GJ - I went to an inerrancy conference where the Calvinist speaker lit into Robert Preus for not making his essay relevant, even saying that he would not allow that kind of essay from freshmen in college. I thought the comments said a lot more about the speaker than the essay.
Making the Scriptures reasonable, relevant, and appealing is the first step in removing the work of the Holy Spirit from the Word. Everything else follows.
Lutheran lust for being real, relevant, and relational has driven many to Eastern Orthodoxy and Rome.