Monday, November 28, 2011

Christians Look Like Idiots When....

Steve Furtick is a young fireball of a pastor in North Carolina. His blog today touched on something I believe and pass it onto you here. This is just an excerpt. Click at the bottom for the full post...
I wonder how many “rivalries” we’ve set up within Christian culture that make us look completely aloof and disconnected to a watching world?
We’re busy drawing battle lines within our bubble:
“Are you Calvinist or Arminian?”
“Are you missional or attractional?”
“Are you a Cessationist or a Continuationist?”
“Are you seeker sensitive or (insert opposite of seeker sensitive)”
“Are you blah blah blah or yada yada yada?”
Meanwhile, most hurting people in the world have no idea what we’re talking about. (A lot of the time, neither do we, if you press us.)
What’s worse, they don’t care.
If the average non-Christian heard some of the debates that dominate many of our “Christian” conversations, they’d be sickly amused, completely confused, totally disgusted, or all of the above.
Bad things happen when we become obsessed with things that most people couldn’t care less about—and become distracted by passions that aren’t the highest priority in the heart of God.
We look like idiots when we launch full-scale wars over battles that Jesus didn’t die to fight.

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