No, this is not about the old-school hip-hop song from the 80's or the more recent song by Beyonce. They are not killing the church in America.
I'm to blame. And so are you. That is, if you are a Christian. We are guilty along with several generations of Christians before us. It was not the liberal universities. It was not the media. It was not the 1960's. It was us, American Christians. We have contributed as much as anyone to the present culture, and we are the ones killing the church in America...
If you saw a guy dumping out the messy, wet contents of a trash bag onto the street, how would you react?
What if that same guy was dumping those contents into the middle of your bed? How would you react differently?
For most people, the bed is more sacred than the street.
Our daughter Macayla helped us understand what is sacred as we had to make decisions about protecting and prolonging her life even though we could not stop her from dying. Battens disease is 100% fatal. When do you prolong life and when do you stop suffering?
But we live in a culture where boundaries and definitions about what is sacred are dissolving. American Christians struggle in large part to understand the importance and implications of sacredness in their daily lives as believers. Dissolving the sacred is killing the church in America...
I want some Chinese. There's a lot to this statement, but more on that in a minute.
My son asked me how he should deal with a situation. As we talked about the specifics, I told him to ask God by praying and reading some Scripture.
He responded, "But, God has never spoken to me like that and there's nowhere in the Bible that's going to talk about my situation.
My son's response was not accurate, but it reflects what most people think about the Bible. It reflects the general misunderstanding and disconnect American Christans have with Scripture. American Christians are biblically illiterate and it's killing the church in America.