(WP) Tony Evans-America’s current violence can be traced to Christians’ failures

One of the real tragedies today is that the Church as a whole has not furthered God’s light, equity, love and principles in our land in order to be a positive influence and impact for good in the midst of darkness, fear and hate.

Far too often, we have limited the definition of the Church. While not in all cases, in many cases, “Church” has become an informational, inspirational weekly gathering rather than the group of people that God has ordained from heaven to operate on his behalf on Earth in order to bring heaven’s viewpoint into history. There needs to be a recalibrating of many of our churches to the unified purpose of the Kingdom of God.

The Church and only the Church has been given the keys to the kingdom, so we have unique access to God that nobody else has. It’s about time more churches start using those keys to unlock doors, so that we get greater heavenly intervention in our earthly catastrophe. This is not to negate or downplay the great work countless churches have done throughout time in our land. I applaud and am grateful for all of it. What we have been ineffective at, though, is a unity that increases our impact on a larger collective level. When we unite as so many churches did during the civil rights movement, we can bring hope and healing where we as a nation need it most.

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One comment on “(WP) Tony Evans-America’s current violence can be traced to Christians’ failures

  1. BlueOntario says:

    I would argue that many American churches are already trying to be all things to all people in an effort to unite the church with the world around it. It may be one of the reasons that Christianity, the institutional version, is so roundly ignored by the society he seeks to change. A look at political polling from earlier this year shows clear evidence that nominal Evangelicals, and I would say you could extend that to nominal Christians of many ilk, really don’t cling to the cross despite of or in spite of what they may have heard from a pulpit in their lifetimes.

    Should the churches preach character, and personal responsibility for actions and omissions, through the Gospel? Of course. But I don’t think that’s what is being asked of the church.