Why?

“…These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also” Acts 17:6b

The religious and civic leaders in Thessalonica were upset. Why? because Paul and Silas had come to town and by the power of the gospel was turning their world upside down.  Turning the world upside down means major disruption. It means changed lives. It means the end of the status quo. Turning the world upside down is a messy business. The world doesn’t like it. The devil doesn’t like it. Religion doesn’t like it. But this is exactly what is missing in most of today’s “Christianity”. That is one reason I write these articles. I wish to create a hunger for life changing Christianity. I think those of us who are Christians should ask ourselves; Why doesn’t modern day Christianity turn the world upside down? By bringing historical Christianity to the forefront I hope to show that a reformation is needed and by the grace of God possible.

Thank God I see some pockets of hope.

Shawn

“The tragedy is that present-day evangelism accepts the degenerate form of Christianity now current as the very religion of the apostles and busies itself with making converts to it with no questions asked. And all the time we are moving farther and farther from the New Testament pattern.

“We must have a new reformation. There must come a violent break with that irresponsible, amusement-mad, paganized pseudo-religion which is being spread all over the world by unspiritual men employing unscriptural methods to achieve their ends.

“When the Roman church apostasized, God brought about the Reformation. When the Reformation declined, God raised up the Moravians and the Wesleys. When these movements began to die, God raised up fundamentalism and the “deeper life” groups.

“Now that these have almost without exception sold out to the world- what next?”

A. W. Tozer,  {April 21, 1897 – May 12, 1963} We Travel an Appointed Way, Christian Publications, 1988 reprint, p. 113.

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