These days the world is often more profound than the church. One frequently hears honest pagans asking really good questions: What is the meaning of life? Does life have purpose? Meanwhile, we evangelicals seem to be making the most trivial queries: Is dancing a sin? . . . Is Jesus really coming back in November? Is Iraq "Magog," and if so, is Saddam Hussein the Antichrist? While we're busy organizing ever-greater conferences and conventions so we can talk to ourselves, give each other awards, and dazzle each other with the latest evangelical superstars, the world is taking its business elsewhere, to merchants who care about the big questions. Philosopher Paul C. Payne noted that the world does not take the church seriously today because the church is not serious.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
The World's Profundity
The following is quoted from Michael Horton's, "Putting Amazing Back Into Grace."