>The Gospel is not culturally relevant

randomlychad  —  February 22, 2010 — 4 Comments

>I’ve spent some time thinking about this–let it marinate, if you will–and done some reading as well. Now hear me: I attended a “seeker-sensitive” church for a number of years, so I know whereof I speak. The problem with cultural relevancy, as I see it, is that there is a danger that the core message of the Gospel can get lost in our quest to be relevant. I didn’t say it will get lost, or always gets lost, but it can. If you look at the Book of Acts, for example, there is a paradigm shift after Mars Hill. Paul moves away from trying to be culturally relevant (“to the unknown god”) to just “preaching Christ, and Him crucified.” Think about it. I’m all for better methods, but not when they get in the way of the Message. (Or when the Message becomes something else, ala the emerging/emergent movement). The Gospel was, is, and always shall be a counter-cultural message. Don’t just take my word for it. Be a Berean, and search the Scriptures.

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