Wednesday, July 26, 2023

"Ex-vangelicals" who never heard the Gospel properly

I have a number of friends who grew up in evangelical churches (when there was less to do of an evening or weekend) but who have left it all behind. They are part of a phenomenon which has been labelled "ex-vangelicals". Some have closed that door and don't want to talk about it, but some others do.

A theme I have observed is that they were misled and mistaught. Presentations and sermons that they were told were the Gospel were actually the Law. As one of the reformers, Theodore Beza, wrote “Ignorance of this distinction between law and gospel is one of the principal sources of the abuses which corrupted and still corrupt Christianity.”

If the next generation are drifting, the previous generation didn't anchor them securely.