Realistic Reversal

If the Western Church’s current decline is reversed, it won’t be through the efforts of the Western Church. The Western Church won’t make the effort, and God is jealous of the credit. Any reversal– and oh! the project that would be in this narcissistic, fast-paced, sex-crazed, skeptical, irreverent, individualistic, info-overwhelmed age– will be the decided intervention of a sovereign God.

Like my friend Richey used to say, “we have to come to the end of ourselves.” I imagine God saying, “Chill out! I got this.”


~ by shad on May 7, 2009.

2 Responses to “Realistic Reversal”

  1. Hmm. yep, true – man is too depraved. I’ve come to a greater understanding of this this semester.

  2. It’s interesting to see this all shown through in the lives of our kids too. It is so hard for them to change the modes that culture is driving them to be, mostly because down here in Texas the Christian culture and the world culture are pretty much the same thing.


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