Over the last few months I have been conversing with Christians all over the world concerning rethinking the Church’s ideas of community, countercultural living, and preparation for a coming storm heading right through our churches’ front doors.
After months of discussions, there is only one conclusion I can reach: We are simply too wrapped up in other things to be bothered.
The status quo has become our new idol. We are resisting changes necessary for the very survival of the Church as a relevant, life-changing force in America. We are resisting the abandonment of so-called “Christian” models and concepts that have proven useless in stemming divorce, family breakups, bankruptcies, drug abuse, and a host of other afflictions that are crushing our families.
We are looking the other way and whistling. Whistling in the wind.
One day things are going to get far worse for us and we are not prepared. We cannot contend with issues that pale in comparison. We have no systems in place for contending for what is coming.
The Lord’s parable of the wise and foolish virgins is a reminder that we have to be prepared. We are not—either in our spiritual lives or in our practical, daily living out of the faith.
Why do we cling to lifestyles that do not work? We do we resist changes that will save so many people from heartache and grief?
Anyone out there want to talk about changing the face of Christianity by coming into the fullness of Christ’s promises to the Church?
I’m here and I want to talk with you about turning the world upside-down.