Friday, August 7, 2009
Preach Repentance Again
Biblical teaching on repentance has all but been lost in the vanguard church of today. The call of God heard throughout the pages of both the Old and New Testaments: that we are to turn from our sins to the Living God is gradually more viewed as an impediment to our campaign to advance the image of our churches in the eyes of the world. Books that lay out how to become a better you, and how you can experience your best life now, prop up modern man while begging the question of sin, and the pang of guilt and shame, that must be addressed if modern man is to find true healing from the disease of sin that ravages his soul. The decomposition of the modern evangelical message begins at the same point where the composition of Jesus’ first public pronouncement begins. “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:15).