Pastor Francis Chan warned an audience assembled at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, that too many Christians are ashamed of the gospel and, as a result, are changing their theology.
“We live in a time when Christians are starting to change their theology, because they’re ashamed of the words of Jesus Christ, because it’s not popular,” Chan said during an event called “America’s Tent of Meeting.” “We can busy our lives with good things that aren’t the most important thing, and I feel like there’s a cop-out in Christianity today.”
While he said many Christians are more than willing to participate in good causes such as racial reconciliation and fighting poverty, he said too few people are spreading the gospel.
Chan also offered up a theory as to why this is the case: people often face persecution when they share the truths of the gospel — truths that might seem politically incorrect, The Christian Post reported.
“I’ve never been persecuted for feeding the poor. I’m applauded for that,” Chan said. “No one’s persecuted me for my fighting [against] human trafficking. They applaud me for that. No one gets angry at me because I want unity in the church, racial reconciliation or even reconciliation between denominations.”
But persecution, he said, comes when Christians pinpoint sin and talk about Jesus as the only path to being saved. In the end, Chan encouraged the audience to be willing to give their whole lives over to God.
“I’m promising you, if you try to save your life, you’re going to lose it, but you’re not going to regret it,” he sad. “I don’t want to be ashamed of Jesus and his Words, because I don’t want him ashamed of me when he comes.”
Read everything that Chan had to say about God and the gospel here.
(H/T: Christian Post)