Sunday, April 17, 2005

Doing what parents and professors won't do

Here's a follow up to Thursday's post on reaching out to young people (HT: Cross Blog). Mega-church preacher Greg Laurie says young people today want authority in their lives:

"When an adult stands up and says, this is truth, that resonates, because they are doing what their parents and college professors won't do," he said.

"Young people find that quite appealing. They have been raised in this amoral, hedonistic lifestyle, and it's sent them on a search."

In other words, preachers need to be less concerned with being seeker-sensitive and more concerned with proclaiming the Truth:

Those in spiritual leadership need to raise the standard, he said, and renew emphasis on repentance, obedience and the cross of Christ.

"The temptation is to water down the message in order to get a larger crowd," he said. "But if our crowds are smaller, then so be it."

Amen.

2 Comments:

Blogger Generous van den Bosch said...

Amen, indeed. I will link to this post at Blue Goldfish.

9:44 AM, April 17, 2005  
Blogger Milton Stanley said...

Thanks for visiting, Gene, and for your kind words. Keep up the good work at Blue Goldfish!

2:33 PM, April 17, 2005  

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