Your description, “A pop culture-friendly church with an Orthodox Christian message” is very fitting for many new churches. One of my sons recently told me that in a survey at one of these new, successful and popular churches, they found that the overwhelming majority were people who had never gone to church and found Christ through the preaching of the Gospel. Here we must take the Apostle Paul’s advice in Philippians 1:15-18, “Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will: The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds: But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defense of the gospel. What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretense, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.“ When the “Orthodox Christian message” is proclaimed, I rejoice, although it is true that I do not understand why the extremely loud Hollywood entertainment-type music is part of the service and the old time gospel hymns are rarely used. But the Lord will divide the real and the fake, in modern churches as well as in old fundamental ones. He will have the last word.
Midnight Call - 12/2013
Letters to the Editor by Arno Froese
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