Along with this approach has come a result kind of ministry of soul winning.
People seem to be more concern with how many walk down the aisle rather than the content of the message. If the number is not high enough the message is changed to make them more easily understand and accepted so as to get the max NUMBER of people to make a decision
Quote: Survey show that 82% of Americans say they are Christians.
- That they believe in God, And yet we see the church has less effect on our culture today than at any time in history. So the question has to come up, what kind of Christians to we have. What kind of Gospel are we preaching? What is wrong with what we are believing?
There have been studies that suggest that by numerically and percent that more people profess to believe in God and be born again more than at any time in history. And yet with all these numbers the church has fewer influences in our culture today than it has in years passed.
We need to ask ourselves: What is wrong with this picture?
In part the answer may be rather then seek to win the elect-by presenting or giving food to the elect sheep, the priest hood of God, which the Holy Spirit uses to convict the elect . Many are seeking the bottom line numbers. And since numbers have become the standard whereby to judge a ministry success and no0t wanting to offend and drive people always . Much of the modern church no longer are preaching the sinfulness of men or the bloody offense of the cross.
-So as a result the churches are offering the wrong kind of food. Instead food for sheep, much of today’s preaching and evangelism is food for goats. And now goats are everywhere.
Jesus told us the Gospel was an offense,
George Grant Director of King’s Meadow Study Center.
- · The cross is an offense, it will offend or sensibility. How do you market that, how do you made offence marketable so as to make it less offense.
· You have to take away the offense. You take away the offense you take away the Gospel.
Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones. What he term the superficiality of the Gospel and evangelism, proved the solution .
- · “Evangelism must start with the holiness of God, the sinfulness of man, the demands of the law, and the eternal consequences of evil.”
Of course the fear today is if you are not positive and entertaining you are not going to get people to come.