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Christianity On Your Terms

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At first glance you may think I mean that Christ needs to accept our way of worshiping Him; not at all! What I do mean is that our presentation of the Gospel to the world at large needs to be on our terms, the terms of Truth, and not the world’s terms. But, the world has set the method, mood, and message that it desires and rejects anything else, and the commercial Church has complied and conformed to Babylon’s wishes. Christ is no man’s lapdog and neither should our message appease a hissing snake, but that is exactly what we see in the modern Church. For fear of being labeled as religious fanatics we give the world what it wants, a Gospel that goes down easy with no after taste, words of ease and comfort, and songs of complacency.

Consequently, Christians are no longer zealous for the truth at any cost in a day when anything can be had at discount. Today, being known as “conservative” has benumbed the once sensitive soul that used to be called revolutionary. What we are left with is a generic Gospel-lite with only half the calories. The radical revolutionary Christian is a thing of the past and the Church is now  captive and I am getting old and so sad. I long for the days of the Radical Reformers; will we ever see those days again?

Psalm 137:1-6

By the waters of Babylon,
there we sat down and wept,
when we remembered Zion.
On the willows there
we hung up our lyres.
For there our captors
required of us songs,
and our tormentors, mirth, saying,
“Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”

How shall we sing the LORD’s song
in a foreign land?
If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
let my right hand forget its skill!
Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,
if I do not remember you,
if I do not set Jerusalem
above my highest joy!

Come Quickly Lord Jesus!


At first glance you may think I mean that Christ needs to accept our way of worshiping Him; not at all! What I do mean is that our presentation of the Gospel to the world at large needs to be on our terms, the terms of Truth, and not the world’s terms. But, the world has set the method, mood, and message that it desires and rejects anything else, and the commercial Church has complied and conformed to Babylon’s wishes. Christ is no man’s lapdog and neither should our message appease a hissing snake, but that is exactly what we see in the modern Church. For fear of being labeled as religious fanatics we give the world what it wants, a Gospel that goes down easy with no after taste, words of ease and comfort, and songs of complacency.

Consequently, Christians are no longer zealous for the truth at any cost in a day when anything can be had at discount. Today, being known as “conservative” has benumbed the once sensitive soul that used to be called revolutionary. What we are left with is a generic Gospel-lite with only half the calories. The radical revolutionary Christian is a thing of the past and the Church is now  captive and I am getting old and so sad. I long for the days of the Radical Reformers; will we ever see those days again?

Psalm 137:1-6

By the waters of Babylon,
there we sat down and wept,
when we remembered Zion.
On the willows there
we hung up our lyres.
For there our captors
required of us songs,
and our tormentors, mirth, saying,
“Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”

How shall we sing the LORD’s song
in a foreign land?
If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
let my right hand forget its skill!
Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,
if I do not remember you,
if I do not set Jerusalem
above my highest joy!

Come Quickly, Lord Jesus!

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3 replies on “Christianity On Your Terms”

Steve,

As you know, I agree completely. I would add that just as God had kept 7,000 for Himself during the days of Elijah (1 Kings 19:17), so today there is a remnant within the apostate house of God.

AW Tozer warned us some 60 years ago that this would come to pass in Evangelicalism, but since when do God’s people pay attention to the prophets that He sends?

Yes, Tozer was a prophet who spoke plainly and there were a few others like Sparks and Nee, but they are gone and no one has filled their vacancy, the house stands empty and crumbling. We are in a very desperate condition and it is only going to get worse. All the prophets are gone now but their words remain. God will send His two witnesses eventually and many seeds will be planted and there will be a harvest of death. True believers will discover the strength to really follow Jesus.

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