Saturday, April 08, 2006
If the gospel we preach is not understood as ultimately an invitation to radically change our lives for Jesus Christ so that people either desire to change or rebelliously reject the message then the following might be the problem(s):
1. We did not communicate the gospel message in a way that our culture understood.
2. We compromised the contents of the gospel to make it less offensive thus making it an impotent message.
3. We (Christians in that culture) created an unreceptive environment through legalism or compromise or anything else that distorted people's perception of the church, God, and/or Jesus Christ.