(Brent Simpson) We live in a wasteful society where remnants are generally thrown away or ignored. Yet, as every granny knows, the most beautiful quilts are often made from the leftover remnants. They form a beautiful mosaic of forgotten remembrances from the past that is treasured by generations to come.
There was once a time in America when people knew where Christians stood. Before the modern hypergrace movement and recent Christian-consumerism became the norm, Christians were considered respectable, honest, noble and generally someone to be emulated. They were people of integrity who stood for the cross—even in the face of opposition. Christians were the “good guys.” They wore the “white hat,” didn’t give in to their temptations and made an honest living. Christians were honored as the pillars of a strong society.
These days seem to have gone away … If you ask the common person on the street the difference between a Christian and a non-Christian, their response will probably be that one goes to church and one doesn’t. Obviously, going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to McDonald’s makes you a hamburger. This has happened because some “Christians” have abandoned the call to take up their cross and follow Christ. Far too many have settled for the superficial, shallow, consumeristic and ultimately heretical version of Christianity that now permeates American culture. FULL REPORT