Has the church become irrelevant? Many seem to think so.
In its early days the church was known as the salt and light of the earth, even turning the world upside down (Acts 17:6). In fact, our own country was founded on a vision that it would be “a city set on a hill,” a vision inspired by Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Mt.5:14).
But today the view of the church is greatly diminished. It may be viewed as a source of personal comfort and inspiration, but the vision of having any significant impact on the world is largely lost. As a result, aside from the benefit the church may bring to individuals and isolated families, the church has become largely irrelevant.
How come? How has this come about?
I’m afraid in large part it has come about by the church itself. Read more…