Page 36

Crushing the lie of

MORALISM DOES YOUR CONGREGATION BELIEVE THE TRUTH ABOUT THE GOSPEL?

I

By AARon ARMstrong

I had been a Christian for less than a year when I realized something was missing. I read my Bible, I prayed, I served—all the things I was supposed to do. But something was wrong.

When I saw people raising their hands, clapping and weeping as they sang on Sunday mornings, I felt somber. When I listened as others shared how challenging and inspirational they found the message, I felt hopeless. What was wrong with me? Was I the problem, or was something more going on? I did the thing that made the most sense: I started reading my Bible to see if it had the answer to what I was missing. And I found it.

36 • Facts & Trends

SPRING 2018

Facts & Trends -Spring 2018 - SOAR  

Facts & Trends is designed to help pastors and other Christian leaders navigate the issues and trends impacting the church by providing info...

Facts & Trends -Spring 2018 - SOAR  

Facts & Trends is designed to help pastors and other Christian leaders navigate the issues and trends impacting the church by providing info...