Before continuing any further in my blogging, I would like to seek forgiveness on behalf of the American Church for some things that I feel we have gotten wrong.
Please, forgive us for-
The prosperity Gospel that we have spread though the world.
The way that we think we are the only Christians out there, and all the Christians of other lands are wrong.
The way that we have gone about reaching others by trying to bring the American culture or “dream” to every corner of the globe.
The way that we have softened the message of the Cross to the point where Jesus is just a nice guy. I’m sorry for leading you astray.
Thinking that America is God’s new chosen nation, this is the greatest loss. God’s kingdom is in heaven, and we are His people, scattered in foreign lands.
But I want to also not apologize, and instead encourage the Church that has gotten it right.
I do not apologize for the Churches that are telling the truth in love: they are fulfilling the command of Christ.
I do not apologize for saying that there is only one way to be saved and that if we make Christ our treasure, then we inherit salvation.
And, I cannot apologize for the Gospel of Christ. I rejoice because there is no need. For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, because it is the power of God for the salvation of those who believe.
May you see the difference between what the American Church has wrongly spread, and what we as the Church are supposed to be. And may we act as we ought.