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Four Dilemmas Facing the Church

I heard Dr. Albert Mohler recently say what four major dilemmas does he see coming that the Church will have to face.  They are:

  • Homosexuality and Same-Sex “Marriage”
  • The Exclusive Nature of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
  • Inerrancy of the Bible
  • Genesis 1-11

I concur.  Dr. Mohler noted that the new defense for the evangelical church seems to be “I have no opinion” rather than stating what the Bible says on various issues.  He said that many are doing this for the sake of peace but they are compromising by not declaring and defending what God has stated in His Word.  A case in point would be where Joel Osteen consistently states that he cannot judge others nor does he want to condemn others.  He simply avoids any controversial issue but not taking a position either way.  This has become the standard reply for the sin of homosexuality where Bible teachers are not declaring it a sin.  They simply are avoiding the issue.

We must stand upon the Word of God.  The Word is the final authority for all things (2 Timothy 3:16-17) and we can declare what God has said on issues because of His Word.  As Charles Spurgeon said, “Defend the Bible?  I would as soon defend a lion!  Unchain it and it will defend itself.”  We need the Bible to be faithfully preached, studied, memorized, and declared to the lost world (Mark 16:15).

Written by The Seeking Disciple

01/12/2013 at 8:48 PM

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