by Mike Ratliff
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. (Romans 1:16 ESV)
Currently, the Truth is under serious assault by the enemies of anyone and anything that has any claim of it holding the quality of being absolute. That means that those cars we see all over our metro areas with those cute little bumper stickers made up of religious symbols that spell out the word “COEXIST” as seen in the image below are attempts to say that there is no such thing as absolute truth. They are saying that whatever is true for one person is okay as long as that person respects what is true for another person even if these “truths” are completely contradictory. The absurdity of this is apparent to anyone with any ability to reason, but as we have seen, post-modern thinkers do not think logically.
With this in mind my brethren, let is turn our minds to the Gospel and our faith. The Gospel is meant to be an offense, a stumbling block to the natural man. It is meant to be unbelievable. This is why it is absurd for the church growth movement to go to the lengths they do to try to sanitize it in order to draw people into their churches. Well, they can do that, but the gospel they use is not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. I highly recommend that you watch the video below of a sermon by Paul Washer in which he makes these points very clear.