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Daniel of Doulogos Name:Daniel
Home: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
About Me: I used to believe that evolution was reasonable, that homosexuality was genetic, and that people became Christians because they couldn't deal with the 'reality' that this life was all there was. I used to believe, that if there was a heaven - I could get there by being good - and I used to think I was more or less a good person. I was wrong on all counts. One day I finally had my eyes opened and I saw that I was not going to go to heaven, but that I was certainly going to suffer the wrath of God for all my sin. I saw myself as a treasonous rebel at heart - I hated God for creating me just to send me to Hell - and I was wretched beyond my own comprehension. Into this spiritual vacuum Jesus Christ came and he opened my understanding - delivering me from God's wrath into God's grace. I was "saved" as an adult, and now my life is hid in Christ. I am by no means sinless, but by God's grace I am a repenting believer - a born again Christian.
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Tuesday, June 06, 2006
HIV/AIDS Commentary...
If you haven't read it already, Rick Warren's wife, Kay, has written a commentary about how Christians ought to be doing more to both combat AIDS and comfort its victims. Her commentary was picked up by CNN, and can be found here.

The responses to her commentary paint how Christianity is understood by our secular society.

Secular society rightly paints Jesus as having been merciful and compassionate, but thereafter they tend to drop the brush - hijacking the Jesus of the bible, and leaving in His stead a person is not concerned so much with the sin that separates men from God or reconciling the sinner to God, but is instead chiefly concerned that the ride to hell is a comfortable one.

One knee-jerk response to this phenomenon is to promote evangelism so single mindedly that we ignore physical needs entirely - as though "honest" Christian compassion was narrowly limited to the spiritual realm.

I for one wonder if "modern evangelism" isn't destroying Christianity.


posted by Daniel @ 2:39 PM  
4 Comments:
  • At 5:21 PM, June 06, 2006, Blogger Exist~Dissolve said…

    Yes, modern evangelism, as well as modern evagelicalism, is destroying Christianity, at least in the West.

     
  • At 10:06 PM, June 06, 2006, Blogger jazzycat said…

    Seems like I remember Matthew 16:18..... And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.

    Comments can be either from a Biblical world view or a secular world view and they can be meant to please the secular world view or conform to the Biblical world view regardless of who it pleases.

    Jazzycat

     
  • At 8:28 AM, June 07, 2006, Blogger Ray said…

    I fear that we now seek the approval of the world much more than we seek the words of our Master -- "Well done, good and faithful servant"

    It seems to me that Paul was quite off the mark in his ministry -- if measured by modern scoring. Simply check out his encounter with Festus in Acts 26. He is not disrespectful, but he does not change his message.

    Why is it that those in the 'modern evangelism' movement cannot seem to be both? Either we have large men in small suits decrying everything in the world, and spewing venom everywhere, or we have the 'accomodaters', making people comfortable in their lostness...

    Maybe the message of the gospel should be proclaimed? Just a suggestion of course...

     
  • At 11:24 AM, November 29, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Keep up the good work
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