A Cake Not Turned


by Mike Ratliff

Ephraim mixes himself with the peoples; Ephraim is a cake not turned. (Hosea 7:8 ESV)

The Gospel is not something given to us in such a way that gives us the right to edit it. Nor is it our prerogative to change the focus of our local churches from what God intended. The Church Growth movement does both. Of course, this movement has at its core pragmatism. It is actually a philosophy. This philosophy says that if something produces the desired results then it must be right and, therefore, the will of God. However, there is a major flaw in this philosophy. It begins with a false assumption. Continue reading