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Christianity’s Biggest Problem is the Same Now as it Always Has Been

23 August, 2016

Written by Matt Dabbs

And what is that?

Assimilation.

When Christianity gets assimilated and enmeshed too deeply into the surrounding culture it becomes something less than Christianity. There is a fine line between understanding our culture and learning to minister “contextually” (within the culture we find ourselves…being sensitive to its nuances) and so mixing the values of our faith with the values of the culture that what results is a cultural Christianity that isn’t Christianity at all.

This was Israel’s biggest problem we hear about in the prophets. This was warned about in Deuteronomy before they entered the land. This was the sin of Solomon. It was also a problem in the early church and was constantly warned about in the New Testament. Jesus prayed about…

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