Skip to comments.Ashamed of the Gospel? Missed Opportunity at Virginia Tech
Posted on 04/22/2007 4:42:02 AM PDT by Kaslin
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Jesus was very clear about what happens to men who deny him in front of other men........
How very sad. Jesus was very specific as to the fate of those who denied Him while here on Earth. This is a sin of omission, his failure to hold out the Gospel was as damning as if he had denied Christ.
Is it any wonder our nation is in the terrible shape it’s in with regard to morals and courage?
Why should anyone have any respect for the Christian message if its proponents are ashamed of it themselves?
No reason at all.
I thought so too
I don’t get you
This article is a keeper. Thank you for posting it.
You are welcome
Hey, at least Mr King didn’t offend anybody and was totally, you know, inclusive.
Thanks for posting...
I don’t understand why some seem so afraid of mentioning Christianity...and this guy was a pastor?
Superb. Thank you.
"...those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on themdo you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish." (Luke 13:4, from New International Version translation)
How would you have felt if the muslim speaker had invited the audience to find salvation through the acknowledgement of Allah as the one true prophet?
IMO, a memorial service of this sort is not the place for proselytizing - by anyone - and to have done so would have been found highly offensive by many listeners.
There is a time and a place for everything it is true, but I don’t think that was what the author was getting at.
I think what he was condemning was not that this pastor avoided heavy proselytising, but that the message he gave was not in any way uniquely Christian AT ALL.
Apparently he did offend; else why the article and the responses to the article?
I mean that there are some people who are so afraid of being thought “bigoted”, “exclusive”, “condemning” or anti anything that they reduce the gospel down to the lowest possible denominator of a few pious platitudes.
In the short term, this works. Few are going to be offended by this speech. In the long term however, it gives the impression that the Christian faith has nothing that it regards as absolute and unshaking. And non believers are not going to be impressed with that.
His homily reminds me of the grace said by “Aunt Bethany” at the dinner table in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
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