The Church Has Its Reputation to Guard

In his great Christian book, “What’s So Amazing About Grace,” Philip Yancey warns about the Christian Church’s entanglement in politics with this observation: “The public image of the evangelical church today is practically defined by an emphasis on two issues that Jesus did not even mention. How will we feel if historians of the future look back on the evangelical church of the 1990s and declare, ‘They fought bravely on the moral fronts of abortion and homosexual rights,’ while at the same time reporting that we did little to fulfill the Great Commission, and we did little to spread the aroma of grace in the world?” And this is from YESTERDAY’S cover article in TIME regarding the Donald Trump meltdown over his boasts of sexual assault. “Russell Moore, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s public-policy arm, says church leaders lost credibility when they cast their lot with Trump. ‘This has been traumatic for the Republic, and traumatic for the church,’ says Moore, one of the top evangelicals to oppose Trump from the beginning. ‘It is going to take years and years and years to recover and rebuild.’”time

About David B. Smith

I'm a math professor at San Bernardino Valley College - awesome place! - and author of adult Christian fiction. Lisa and I have two grown daughters and four grandkids.
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