Hey Evangelicalism. I’ve Got 20 Questions

by Jill Cox

  1. What if we go back to viewing Scripture as the inerrant, infallible Word of God and believing in its absolute authority?
  2. What if churches gather to worship Christ instead of gathering to seek a man-centered experience?
  3. What if pastors stand up and denounce the mysticism entering their church and start protecting the sheep by warning and educating them about the dangers?
  4. What if pastors preach verse by verse in context instead of pulling verses from Scripture to support their own ideas?
  5. What if pastors preach the true GOSPEL instead of trying to go along with culture, adapting socialistic elements to soften the sheep toward adopting a more “politically correct” way of life?
  6. What if pastors preach on HOLINESS instead of HAPPINESS, and teach REPENTANCE instead of COMPLACENCY?
  7. What if we recognize the EXCLUSIVITY of Christianity instead of trying to unify with those who proclaim another Jesus and another gospel?
  8. What if pastors teach their sheep that following Christ means to take up His cross, that persecution will come, and that our best life will never be now?
  9. What if believers start becoming discerning like the Bereans in Acts 17 by first reading their Bibles, and then comparing everything they are taught to the Bible? What if we stand up for truth and unabashedly call out error?
  10. What if we go back to God’s definition of sin, as described in His Word, and stop blurring the lines in the name of love and tolerance?
  11. What if we stop creating churches after the business model of Drucker and model our churches after the true purpose and function of the church as described in Acts 2:42?
  12. What if we’re more concerned with the discipleship of believers rather than entertaining and addressing the felt needs of unsaved visitors?
  13. What if pastors preach Christ crucified instead of promoting, exalting, and glorifying themselves?
  14. What if pastors purposefully feed and care for their flocks, preparing them for ministry by preaching and teaching the Word of God (Ephesians 4:11-14)?
  15. What if churches stop shaming and silencing those who speak out against error, and start listening to them–humbly open to criticism when discussed in light of Scripture?
  16. What if our worship was focused on glorifying and praising God instead of centering on ourselves and our needs?
  17. What if we recognize that marriage was created to be between a man and a woman, and that anything other than that is an abomination to God and should not be pursued, celebrated, or identified with?
  18. What if we realize that life begins at conception, and to terminate this new life is murdering one created in the image of God?
  19. What if we stopped searching for ourselves in every story in the Bible and started seeking Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer in both the Old Testament and New Testament?
  20. What if we speak the truth in love instead of spouting love void of truth? 

Jill Cox is, first and foremost, a Believer in Jesus Christ. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, homeschooler, writer and editor. She has a passion for the Truth of the Word of God. For more info, and articles, be sure to check out her web site: http://www.crazyjmom.com

Updated: April 6, 2019 — 10:23 am