“I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation of everyone who believes…”
—Romans 1: 16
“The church must find the courage to recover both language and understanding of sin. It must re-inhabit the universe of meaning given in scripture. It must recover its enmity toward fallen human nature and fallen culture and stop mumbling on these subjects. It must care more about truth than its success. More about faithfulness than being culturally at home.”
“ Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self? Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.”
—Luke 9: 23-26
We’ll Just Mumble On and On
We’re the Church of Ooey-Gooey,
We’re a Wishy-Washy crowd,
We believe what Jesus told us…
But ashamed to speak out loud.
We’re afraid the world won’t like us,
If we really follow Him,
So we simply now are silent…
We won’t mention “sin” again!
We’ll pretend the gospel message,
Is about just being nice.
We know Jesus never said that,
But we’ll pray it will suffice.
We’ll keep quiet ‘bout the Devil,
We’ll declare him simply gone…
Hell, of course, we dare not mention,
We’ll just mumble on and on.