OK, I said a while back that it was nice to have the election behind us, and that I hoped I wouldn’t spend much time on politics until 2012. Well, it’s hard to switch gears…
I liked this, from Phil Johnson (The Spurgeon Archive Phil Johnson, not the Intelligent Design Phillip Johnson) at Pyromaniacs:
- I object to pastors who use their pulpits to organize voters rather than teach the Bible and proclaim the gospel.
- I object to evangelical organizations (including certain Christian broadcasters, evangelical radio stations, the National Association of Evangelicals, various 501c3’s, and even some churches) who raise money for “ministry” and then all they ever talk about are political issues and headline news, while rarely (if ever) mentioning the gospel.
- I object to the fact that when the average unbeliever today hears the word evangelical, he thinks of a voting bloc rather than anything spiritual.
- I object to the fact that most evangelicals are overwhelmingly on the same page politically, but their movement is doctrinally so diverse that they can’t even agree what the gospel is.
- I object to the fact that the average evangelical could not give a coherent, biblically sound summary of the gospel or a theologically accurate explanation of justification by faith—but they are more worried about an Obama presidency than they are about the disintegration of their own testimony.
Grace and Peace