Thursday, September 30, 2010

What Happens When the Church Sells Out To the Culture?

What happens when the Church sells out to the secular culture? What is the fruit of wishy washy "I'm OK, You're OK, God's OK" theology that doesn't demand anything of the believer?

Nature abhors a vacuum. People who are sincerely searching for God will go to a group that sets clear moral boundaries and claims to have all the answers.

Here are two educated former Christian women, one Catholic and one Protestant who abandoned Christ for Islam.

Human beings are religious by nature. We are going to worship something. Lost people will gravitate toward a system of belief that gives them answers to their questions.

Decadent Post-Christian culture is a spiritual waste land. What I call the Old Church (i.e. pre-Vatican II) presented the faithful with an entire way of life with clearly defined boundaries. The Protestant Churches, as well, took spiritual discipline much more seriously. For instance, there was a time when a member of a Baptist Congregation who was caught drinking or dancing would be brought before the Church if he or she refused to change their ways.

My fear is that unless we get back to our roots, these videos may show us the religious future of the West.

No comments:

Post a Comment