Choose This Day: You Can Have the World, or You Can Have Christ, But You Can’t Have Both

“In their efforts to avoid conflict or controversy, [pastors] often shy away from addressing topics that might clash with the dominant cultural worldview. This stems from a variety of motives, including a desire to maintain a semblance of peace, attract a larger following, or simply to avoid the responsibility that comes with guiding a congregation through the complexities of modern societal issues.”

(The Dissenter) “Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” — Joshua 24:14-15

The state of modern evangelical Christianity reveals a distressing trend—the neutering of the Church when it comes to robust theology and the practice of discernment….

This phenomenon is evident in the inclination of many professing Christians to prioritize worldly interests, such as sports and entertainment, over a deep understanding and commitment to the teachings of the Bible. In this modern evangelical climate, a rigorous dedication to Biblical precepts, particularly when they clash with the superficial peace and comfort of cultural norms, is increasingly viewed as taboo. View article →



A Culture of Unholy Christians By Marsha West


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