Wednesday, 23 April 2008
The Relevant Gospel
I've been hearing allot lately that the gospel needs to be 'Relevant.' I looked up relevant in the dictionary...Relevant;Applying to the matter in hand, to the point! It would seem an odd thing to say. Surely whilst there are lost sinners the Gospel is ALWAYS RELEVANT! However I have a sneeking feeling this is not what the proclaimers of relevancy really mean! Relevant is often used alongside 'Modernism.' I think what they are truly saying is the Gospel needs to be changed. The Gospel needs to be modernised. This is my proclamation "I am not ashamed of the gospel. The gospel is as relevant today as it was 2000 years ago. Until Jesus returns the Gospel stands. It cuts across culture & history it does not need to be modernised."