Saturday, November 21, 2015
Methods Must Be Congruent With Message
Christians can be infected by secular worldviews not only in their beliefs but also in their practices. For example, a Christian church or ministry may be biblical in its message and yet fail to be biblical in its methods. Hudson Taylor, the great missionary to China, said that the Lord’s work must be done in the Lord’s way, if it is to have the Lord’s blessing. We must express the truth not only in what we preach but also in how we preach it. A Christian organization may be doing the Lord’s work—but if it is acting on human zeal and willpower, using secular methods of promotion and publicity, without visible love among staff and coworkers, then it is merely another form of human achievement, accomplishing little for the Kingdom of God.
Nancy Pearcey, “Total Truth: Liberating Christianity From Its Cultural Captivity,” pg.361