Things I Think
(Matthew 16:18 ESV)
That…is what the Pew Report missed.
2. The Bible always speaks of the true people of God as a remnant until the eschaton…therefore when studies show that the visible church is shrinking they are simply agreeing with God.
3. Very interesting to me that traditional evangelicalism is actually holding steady while the “liberal” groups are shrinking. If you don’t believe that there is any absolute truth you’re going to have a hard time convincing people to give up Sunday morning to hear your opinion. Opinions are like…noses…everybody has one and everyone thinks theirs is right. No need to rise and shine to hear somebody else’s.
4. Being a remnant, a minority, is the only way to keep the church from all the sins that come from trying to win a majority. It is only when we’re stripped of earthly power that we will turn to God and the power of Word and Spirit.
5. Bearing false witness on Facebook is still bearing false witness.
6. Despising your brother for political differences is still despising your brother.
7. One of the gifts of poverty and sickness is that you have little trouble putting your hope in the proper kingdom. I’m trying to be grateful for that blessing…
8. Social media can make you feel awkward for not being angry or afraid…
9. You only learn of the faithfulness of God when you have no one else to count on and your own efforts fail. When you truly know that He is faithful, your failures become your greatest success. It is still a very difficult process to endure.
10. A shout out to the theologically minded among us. I highly recommend a series of lectures I recently viewed where non dispensational scholars make the case for an eschatological place for national Israel in the plan of God. I would particularly commend them to our amillennial brethren as the scholarship is excellent and the conclusions critical. You can view “A Case For 21st Century Christian Zionism” here… and you should.