Today we talk about Eric Metaxas' book Letter to the American Church and the idol of evangelism. Has the American Church become so focused on evangelism and worldly justice that we have compromised the truths of God's Word? Consider this passage from Metaxas:
"Our responsibilities as Christians go beyond mere 'evangelism' ... On what issues are we ourselves being silent, and for what reasons? The unborn are being murdered and their body parts sold for profit. Are we not to mention this for fear of driving someone away from God? Or do we ourselves not quite believe it or wish to believe it? Very young children in schools are being fed pernicious ideas on the subject of sexuality - ideas with which their young minds are quite unable to cope, and to which their own parents object. Older children are being so confused by sexual activists that they agree to have their bodies mutilated, so that they can never become the men and women God has created them to be. Socialistic and communistic ideas are being pushed everywhere. These will end up harming the poor more than anyone, although those pushing these ideas boldly spread the lie that any who oppose these wicked ideas secretly hate the poor. Are we really to keep silent about these things?"
Follies this week include Michigan basketball star Hunter Dickinson and the Trans-God.