Church, the body of Christ, without first repenting of his or her sin and calling on the
name of Jesus.
Jeremy Postal hit the nail on the head
when he listed engaging Scripture as the
number one priority for ministering to
young people. He says, “Young adults . . .
will find the meta-story of Scripture attractive,” but we must also remember the Bible
teaches that the message of the gospel is
offensive to sinful men and women. It is a
stumbling block to them, and they suppress
the truth and exchange it for a lie.
Thank God the Bible also teaches that
God is seeking sinners, and He loves people
who are still in opposition to Him. It teaches
that He works salvation in men and women
by giving them eyes to see they have been rejecting God, and ears to hear the good news
that Jesus Christ died to pay the penalty.
Young people are walking away because
churches have been walking away from
the gospel. When churches fail to preach
the truth that men and women are fundamentally sinful and rebellious against God,
young people fail to be confronted with their
own personal sin and fail to see their need
for a Saviour. This is the root of the problem,
but it was glossed over in this article.
The Church in Canada is in desperate
need of clear presentations of the core
truths of the Bible, and the EFC is in a position to stand up for the “offensive” message. My prayer is that the love of Christ
would motivate Faith Today to boldly contend for the faith.
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