Who is Influencing Who? Church? Culture?
"...one reason why the church of God at this present moment has so little influence over the world is because the world has so much influence over the church." C. H. Spurgeon (How To Become Fishers of Men)
How sad that this statement is as true today, if not more so, than it was some 120 years ago!
How have you seen this to be true in your life, in your church, your community? Do you agree? Is the world more Godly because of the church, or the church more wordly because of your culture/society? What's the answer - the "rubber meeting the road" solution?
What do you think Spurgeon would have to say about us, the Church, today, in 2006? Frankly, I'd be afraid (but not surprised) to know the answer to that!
If you have a great quote on this topic, post it for us! We'd love to hear it.
Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth? Luke 18:8b