Tullian Tchividjian, Billy Graham’s grandson and the pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, has published an op-ed piece in the Washington Post, no less. The problem with America’s churches today, he argues, is that so many of them have been downplaying the main message of Christianity.
We can give people the impression that Christianity is first and foremost about the sacrifices we make rather than the sacrifice Jesus made for us – our performance rather than his performance for us. The hub of Christianity is not “do something for Jesus.” The hub of Christianity is “Jesus has done everything for you.” And my fear is that too many people, both inside and outside the church, have heard our “do more, try harder” sermons and pleas for intensified devotion and concluded that the focus of the Christian faith is the work that we do instead of the work God has done for us in the person of Jesus.
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