Christian Ignorance

Stephen:

I posted this about a year ago with a heavy heart. I have to say not much has changed as we have continued with outreach work. May God “open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need” (Mal 3:10). Lord, there is still need!

Originally posted on Doggie's Breakfast:

Pray for us.

Today I was with our evangelist, Chris Statter, again doing some outreach work. We had some fairly lengthy conversations with a few people about the gospel of Christ.

But what prompts this post is the fact that once again some of those conversations were with people who attend a local church or at least identify with a local church. And once again, we found that none of those sorts of people had a clue about the essence of the gospel.

I say “once again” because I think I can say, hand on heart, that for the last 18 months that we have been doing this work, I can only think of one person who claimed to be Christian who could reasonably well articulate what the gospel is. (Chris may be able to count more.)

For example I have spoken to:

– a churchgoing lady who, when asked…

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