IRR ELEPHANT and BOAR ING
Irrelevant and boring have been stated to be the two main reasons people give for leaving the church. (*RC Sproul in The Glory of God sermon)
If a church is not talking about SIN and the amazing FORGIVENESS of God through Christ and SHOWING AND GIVING LOVE and acceptance to all, especially outright sinners, by the grace and mercy available through Christ then yes church is being irr-elephant!
But I suggest a REL- ELEPHANT Gospel principle to be:
"Love without license
Acceptance without agreement
Forgiveness without compromise"
Jerry Cook wrote this in his book, Love, Acceptance and Forgiveness.
If a church is NOT carrying the Presence of Christ, it would be BORING, .. (BORING, BORED, BOAR! Pun intended) and we can think God is boring and and IRR-Elephant and thus be deceived. Satan's power is in his lies.
Why do some churches seem IRR-EL- ELEPHANT when all or most of the world's views interact and oppose with Biblical themes and truths?
DO we know what GOD REALLY SAID? ie: What does God's Word say?
Do we recognize the lies that even Christians believe about just these 4 issues? What does the Word of God say on these issues? What is the TRUTH?
If interested see basic information at:
1. What does the Bible say about abortion? https://www.gotquestions.org/abortion-Bible.html
Thought the last paragraph of above reference very important: "For those who have had an abortion, remember that the sin of abortion is no less forgivable than any other sin. Through faith in Christ, all sins can be forgiven (John 3:16; Romans 8:1; Colossians 1:14). A woman who has had an abortion, a man who has encouraged an abortion, or even a doctor who has performed one—can all be forgiven by faith in Jesus Christ."
2. What does the Bible say about homosexuality? by Matt Slick at https://carm.org/bible-homosexuality
3. God and Man As Male and Female: Implications for Gender Identity at https://www.focusonthefamily.com/family-q-and-a/sexuality/god-and-man-as-male-and-female-implications-for-gender-identity
4. Bible Verses About Sex at https://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/bible-verses-about-sex/
Romans 10:17 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
Thus, sharing God's Word is a way people HEAR!
O how hearing and receiving can change us! May The LORD use this for His Purposes and Plans to Bless us and help us for any reading it. I ask In JESUS NAME