After making a few references to it before, we are finally starting our discussion of the book Power Religion: The Selling out of the Evangelical Church? The book is actually a collection of essays from various authors, edited by Michael Horton. The book is from 1992 so some of the specific references in the book are a little dated, but the issues they discuss are very much applicable today.

Blunted Weapons

But this is not what Jesus has called the church to devote its resources towards. We aren’t to take up the same methods used by the world to try to change the world. Jesus didn’t come to raise up an army and drive out the Romans, so he could establish an earthly kingdom. Rather, he defeated death itself by dying on the cross, the King becoming a humiliated and executed servant for the sake of his people. We are called to live and work like him, while the world looks on in confusion that someone so great would give up his position for such lowly people. Our testimony of the blood of Christ is our greatest weapon of conquest.

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