Evangelicalism’s Life or Death Moment

Preson Phillips

Euangelion. It is a simple word that means “good news”. It was, from the mouths of Jesus and his band of disciples, a message of hope. That God, through Jesus, is fixing everything that is broken and setting all things to rights again. Not through the power of earthly might, but by the cross.

In the 1960’s a group of prominent former fundamentalists resurrected a term (evangelicalism) that had been used to describe a movement in 19th century Great Britain that was centered around reforming an increasingly hopeless society by the simple act of teaching them what Jesus taught. Jesus message of reconciliation, grace, mercy, love and salvation coming through Jesus own life being poured out for us took root in the hearts of people and was instrumental in the healing of society in that nation. It was believed that the good news of Jesus could do the same here.

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I am a retired grandmother and amateur quilter. Generally I do not discuss religion and politics with people other than my family and even then I do more listening than talking. Because I dislike confrontation this blog is a way for me to express opinions that I hold on these and other issues without having to delve into controversial discussions with others who may not agree with me. I am also an avid supporter of indie authors. There are a lot of great books that are not available through traditional publishing and I believe that these stories need to be brought to the attention of the reading public.
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2 Responses to Evangelicalism’s Life or Death Moment

    • I simply cannot let fear overcome my conscience when it comes to taking care of people. Goodness, we have our own home grown criminals and terrorists. I don’t let that prevent me from living my life free of fear. Our Lord said ‘fear not’ and it appears in the Bible, as I’ve been given to believe, 365 times, that’s once for each day of the year. Certainly, the government needs to improve their vetting process for refugees, but I don’t agree that we should just refuse them all because of a few bad apples. There are many issues related to those in our own country who are in need, but I believe that many of those issues should be addressed by the churches and individuals who support the efforts of churches, not the government. In this we as a society have failed. This nation was built on immigration, why stop now? We have a lot more room per person than many countries enjoy. Take them in, take care of their basic needs, help them to integrate into our society, evangelize them and let them become a productive part of this nation.

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