Makita or Black & Decker?

This research by Barna reminds me of a very good article by Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis on why people are uninterested in the Gospel message.

In a video presentation that sort of goes along with it, he explains that reaching out to unbelievers with the Good News isn’t enough. Noting how Paul, in Acts 17, had to go back to the very beginning of God’s word and explain creation to the Greeks before explainging the Gospel, Ken Ham.goes on to relate it to modern day America in that first people must have a foundation and understanding of the bad news (like the Jews did) before they will even see their need for the Good News (like the Greeks didn’t).

A pagan, post-Christian nation full of people with secular/humanist world views won’t have any idea of its need for salvation unless they learn and believe the history written in the Old Testament. A good chunk of the church today is readily compromising this truth. A tract produced by Answers in Genesis (yes, another plug) explains this history in a way that is easy to understand and remember.

Lots of churches are, in answer to the lack of interest, changing their methods of worship. However, if as Ken Ham suggests, the church is failing to reach out with the entirety of God’s truth, no hip music or sleek presentation could possibly be the solution to this problem.

If the problem is that you are wanting to expand your worship expression, then new worship methods would be the answer. If your problem is that people aren’t listening because they don’t see their need, changing your method of worship would be like offering to drill a hole in someone’s head with a Makita instead of a Black & Decker.

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