Monday, May 12, 2008

The Five Fold Ministry Goofs of the Seeker Sensitive Movement (Part 6)

“I believe in being seeker sensitive, it’s just that I only believe in one Seeker”
Paul Washer
Question 5. What is truly relevant to the non Christian?

To be sure, some people feel legitimate needs such as those suffering starvation or terminal illness (authentic Christians and churches should bare the fruit of the Spirit in taking care of physical, mental, and social needs), but the truth that Scripture highlights is that we are all terminally ill[1] and standing on the brink of eternity. Billions of dollars are being spent trying to find cures for AIDS and cancer all the while the ultimate statistic (that one out of one people die) is being left unattended. No one is working on the death problem because no amount of science can undo the curse of sin and death that God put in place.

With a universal problem like this it seems amazing that so many people wander through life filling their lives with enough distraction to forget this reality. The law of sin and death brings another universal reality into play, that of judgment. Every single person who has ever lived will have their day in court before the Creator of the universe. Many modern preachers in their quest for “relevance” ignore the most relevant issue of all - the universality of sin, death, and judgment.
To Be Continued tomorrow - where we will conclude PART I with Question 6:
Can the desire for relevance compromise the purity of the gospel itself?

[1] Hebrews 9:27

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1 comment:

Cameron Buettel said...

Three facts concern every member of the human race.

1. We all sin.
2. We all die.
3. We will all be judged.

I am still waiting to hear anything more "relevant" than this.