Monday, June 19, 2006

Assumptions and Pursuits (Mark Dever)

You have to read this article by Mark Dever, Assumptions and Pursuits, if you're interested in being faithful to God and relevant to the culture.

Here are a few teaser quotes...
"I think the most basic practical division among evangelical pastors today may be between those who pursue faithfulness and assume relevance and those who pursue relevance and assume faithfulness."

"the first generation has the Gospel, the second generation assumes the Gospel, the third generation loses the Gospel."

"Consider what you and I will do to the Gospel message in our churches if we continue to change the 'presentation' of the Gospel until we begin to get a response... Pursue faithfulness and relevance. Know that the Gospel is always relevant. NEVER assume the Gospel."

1 comment:

jwd said...

That's good stuff. A good warning against watering down the Gospel. May our churches aim to say with Paul that "we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God."