The main concern is that the entertainment culture, with its emphasis on talk show hosts, attention spans, the latest in high tech wizardry and gimmickry can leave precious little time on a Sunday morning for the teaching and preaching of the Word of God.
tians in repressive nations are risking their lives today for the privilege of having one page or even one small portion of the Bible. Those who are loyal to the Word of God may pay a price. They may be mocked or ridiculed or they may even suffer physically. A Christian who attends a city council meeting and expresses their strong biblical conviction may be laughed at; a Christian teenager who takes their Bible for an after school Bible study may be ridiculed by his peers; a Christian legislator who rises to present a bill and argues from a biblical perspective may be accused of violating Church-State MISSIONARY MOVEMENT 12 WORLDWIDE America • Europe • Oceanía • África • Asia
separation; any or all of these Christians may be labeled as religious fanatics. For some, the pressure is just too strong, the price to pay is too high. 3. The fear of the shame. Many Christians today are afraid or ashamed to be identified as followers of Christ because of the intellectual credibility one might lose for being a Bible believer. Peter states, “Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear” (1 Peter 3: 15). Jesus has strong words for those who are ashamed of the Word of God: “For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and
Magazine Evangelistic Impact Edition October 2016 English language