He begins by noting that if he stood against the common enemies of American evangelicalism, then he would be heralded a hero.
But, what if he stood against some of the problems without American Christianity in general and evangelicalism in particular?
Butâ€¦. if I were to confront the denominational teachings and doctrines of men and challenge Believers to examine how their religious ways just might be in direct opposition to Godâ€™s Word, Iâ€™m deemed a prideful and arrogant heretic that needs to just shut his mouth.
I find this mysterious fact to be quite interesting. The religious roots of American Christianity run deep my friends. If weâ€™re too close-minded to even ask if we might have some things wrong as Believers (even if itâ€™s our religious Christian/American heritage), weâ€™re treading on dangerous ground. Who will hear what the Spirit is saying to The Church in this hour?
This is a very good question. And, it caused me to wonder… how would I (who do I) react when someone questions my own “Status quo”?
I asked Joel something to that effect in the comments, and I think he gave an excellent answer.
What do you think?