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Evangelical writers challenged to avoid alienating the unchurched
PORTLAND, OR ‚Äď Evangelical writers nearly always alienate non-evangelicals in their works, noted long-time Christian writer and editor Tim McLaughlin.
McLaughlin contends that evangelicals include personal information in a biography to establish credibility based on religious standards rather than professional. After careful consideration, he decided to delete the line on family life in a biography and leave just the subject‚Äôs professional qualification in his efforts to edit out the ‚Äúpasswords‚ÄĚ used in evangelical writing.
‚ÄúLet‚Äôs not call marriage ‚Äėbiblical,‚Äô as we like to, but healthy,‚ÄĚ posed McLaughlin....
Jim Lincoln wrote: I have not too much difficulty of being polite, but as Christians we have to be guileless and that means you have to say that sin separates man from God, q.v.,
Jim Aren't the gospel and the cross foolishness and an offense to those who are perishing, to those who willfully continue in the hatred against Christ?
btw If memory serves me I remember a bit of the testimony of one of the evangelists whose messages are here on SermonAudio who experienced when he really explained with a man who was lost all about sin and how it came into the world through Adam and down to us because of him, and about the 10 Commandments and how God gave us good commandments, things men know in their conscience are good, and how God being a good God a righteous judge must punish sin and how to save us from the punishment our sins had His Son die in our place, willingly shedding His blood for us and that if he turned to Christ and believed in Him God would save him.....this man ended up Thanking!!! him because no one had really explained it to him before.
I have not too much difficulty of being polite, but as Christians we have to be guileless and that means you have to say that sin separates man from God, q.v., Treading the Roman Road or,
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: Being sovereign, God has complete control and authority over all His creation - including all mankind. At the same time, every person is a sinner by birth and by choice. Every person is responsible and no one is free, but rather is enslaved to their sin. True freedom only comes in, and through Christ. A careful study of the Scriptures reveals that God's sovereignty and man's responsibility are equally true. It is by faith we believe and live out these truths in our lives.