“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Sunday, July 24, 2022


Pope Francis has arrived in Alberta (Canada) near where I live. He has come to apologize for a sorry legacy of past abuses of indigenous children in residential schools run by the Catholic Church. I cannot believe that people who had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ could have done the terrible things that are alleged. There is a lesson to be learned: The most effective attacks against Christ's Church (be it Catholic, Orthodox, or evangelical) do not come from outside the Church but from scandal within. I came across a Twitter message from Pope Francis. I commented and forwarded it to people of the greater Christian community. 

1 comment:

bnc said...

Perhaps those people, the ones that did those terrible things, did not have a relationship with Jesus Christ

Matthew 7:21-23
New International Version
True and False Disciples
21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’