Posted by: Chris Avery | June 7, 2008

The Foolishness of Preaching

by Phil Johnson

Some of the comments responding to my recent posts about the church and politics illustrate the magnitude of the problem I a trying to point out. Some evangelicals, it seems, cannot conceive of any remedy for social ills other than legislative measures and more (or bigger) government agencies. They seem convinced that if we’re not lobbying for political solutions to evils like abortion, homosexuality, pornography, and secularization—then we’re doing nothing at all. Suggest (as I have) that the church should focus more on gospel preaching and less on political lobbying, and they’ll accuse you of promoting indifference.

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  1. You’ve got a point. I certainly don’t like our government making laws that violate Biblical truth, but if the church had done its job of preaching the gospel and reaching more unbelievers one on one, we may not be as bad off today as we are spiritually.

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