Gary continues his discussion with Pastor Joel Webbon about eschatology.
Too many Christians believe, along with a watching world, that the Bible is irrelevant this side of heaven. While the homosexual community is about one percent of the population, it has had and continues to have tremendous impact on our culture and laws. Christians, who make up about 35 percent of the population, seem to have voluntarily abandoned culture and hidden the gospel under a bushel waiting for a rescue from heaven that is always said to be coming “soon.” This is the first time in the history of the church that such a minimalized worldview has become so pervasive in the church.
There was a time when the gospel of Jesus Christ touched every area of a person’s life and the world in which he lived. This is no longer the case. Certainly the humanists have attempted to bar Christ’s words from what is often described as the “secular” realm. But Christians have barred themselves by teaching a one-dimensional gospel. The Bible tells us about the tithe but not about taxes. We’ve left that to the humanists. A majority of Christians still send their children to the very schools that deny Christ and his Word, and we wonder why the humanists are setting today’s cultural agenda.
Our nation is in a crisis. The world is crying out for answers in the face of bewildering and seemingly unsolvable problems. This book demonstrates that the Bible has real answers and shows that the church has been instrumental throughout history in the development of what is uniformly described as a comprehensive Christian worldview.
In order to demonstrate the validity of Christianity as a religion for all of life, it is necessary to demythologize the misrepresentations that have been nurtured by a bewildering number of unorthodox theologies. These “cherished myths” have had the effect of neutralizing the Word of God as it relates to this world. Christianity has often been accused of being too “otherworldly” in that it has failed to offer viable political, economic, judicial, and social programs for the world order. The teaching of Jesus that his kingdom “is not of this world” has been interpreted to mean that earthly life must merely be endured and that Christians cannot expect to accomplish lasting reform before the return of Christ.
Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths
Christianity's failure to show itself practical in the past 150 years has guaranteed the success of secularism and militant Islam, both of which are doing incalculable harm at home and abroad. The rejection of any type of ‘this-worldly’ application of the Bible has resulted in the proliferation of man-centered worldviews that have steadily drained the life out of our world and left behind a spiritual vacuum.Buy Now
Gary continues his discussion with Pastor Joel Webbon about eschatology. Beliefs matter and influence the decisions people make. The cultural failures we see all around us are the result of Christians not being involved. Worldviews matter, and especially our view of what the future holds.