Mohler Nails It
April 24, 2007 1 Comment
Read Dr. Mohler’s latest offering, “Turn Out the Lights as You Leave? Germany’s Church Crisis”, by clicking here. The column has to do with declining church membership in Europe, though he focuses on Germany, the birthplace of the Reformation.
At the end of the piece he wrote something very insightful:
The importance of the church is essentially tied to the reality of the Gospel. When people no longer believe that faith in Jesus Christ is necessary for salvation, the church becomes a time-consuming irrelevance.
What is church but a “time-consuming irrelevance” if the the Resurrection of Jesus Christ did not happen? The Apostle Paul pointed this out in his first letter to the church at Corinth:
…and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are of all men most to be pitied