In a France suspicious of religion, evangelicalism’s message strikes a chord   3 comments

In a France suspicious of religion, evangelicalism’s message strikes a chord.

Christianity is on the wane in the United States as church attendance drops and most of the growing mega-churches are more about entertainment and prosperity than the gospel message of repentance, forgiveness of sin, salvation and living a Christ-centered life.

It’s often been said that the US is following Europe into a post-Christian era.

Ah, but Jesus Christ doesn’t listen to the pundits!

Maybe a decade or two from now, the US will be following France into the next Great Awakening.

3 responses to “In a France suspicious of religion, evangelicalism’s message strikes a chord

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  1. The question that brooks enquiry into is this.

    ‘ What is it that remained at the core of Religion’s relevance in earlier days and how has that shifted in this day and age?”

    Relevance, by its very nature, needs to link into certain fundamental aspects of Life and Living. To be relevant, it needs to bring in some value into these two areas. Could we contextualise Religion as that “Space” within in which the world and we ourselves occur?

    Shakti

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    • What is more relevant to human beings than the condition of our souls?

      The Bible teaches that human beings were made in the spiritual image of God. Adam and Eve chose to depart from that and we’ve been estranged from God ever since, but there remains within us a yearning for the metaphysical that only Jesus Christ can fill.

      Not that we don’t attempt to fill it with just about anything else.

      The old state churches of Europe acted as socialization organizations, not as centers of faithful worship. As those lost their government support, people stopped attending because they no longer served a purpose. Evangelical Christianity, however, is about a personal relationship with God — Jesus Christ, so it makes sense to see these churches growing as Christians live their faith and introduce others to it.

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