Monday, March 21, 2011
Post Modern and/or Post Christian
The solution? We are in need of people whose love for and trust in God includes a love for and trust in His written revelation to mankind. We can philosophize and engage in various sociological attempts to expand the church but the greatest need we have is for people who are skilled in the use of Scripture to declare and expound upon the truth that sets people free. The church will only be as effective in its efforts to advance the kingdom of God as it is in effectively speaking the truth in love. This being the case, we can anticipate that truth will suffer attack in every age. The most challenging of these attacks is when the church itself, subtly or blatantly, tosses its own explosives into this battle against truth. In this age, the battlefield is covered by the hovering fog of postmodernism. As the church breaths in the haze and fumes floating across the battlefield becoming saturated by this postmodern mist, the battlefield becomes populated with one large homogenized army that fights against itself or fights against no one at all. Truth is compromised and distinctions are impossible to maintain. As those who embrace the reality that the Bible actually contains truth, we recognize the hermeneutical, exegetical and etymological challenges but we have not conceded to the deconstructionist influence that convinces people that it is not possible to arrive at truth. The solution? A genuine, intelligent commitment to the Living God and to His Living Word that produces greater numbers of capable expositors of Biblical truth in season and out of season.
“‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I would that you were cold or hot. ‘So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.” (Revelation 3:15-16, NASB)