Session 1 || Friday Night || David Wells – The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World
“It is only as the evangelical Church begins to put its own house in order, its members begin to disentangle themselves from all of those cultural habits which militate against a belief in truth, and begin to embody that truth in the way that the Church actually lives, that postmodern skepticism might begin to be overcome. Postmoderns want to see as well as hear, to find authenticity in relationship as the precursor to hearing what is said. This is a valid and biblical demand. Faith, after all, is dead without works, and few sins are dealt with as harshly by Jesus as hypocrisy. What postmoderns want to see, and are entitled to see, is believing and being, talking and doing, all joined together in as a seamless whole. This is the great challenge of the moment tf the evangelical Church. Can it rise to the occasion?
…We today are rapidly descending into serious inauthenticity. However, the people of God, across the ages, have also leaned that they can, indeed, recover their lost authenticity when they are willing to cry to God from the depths and make good on what has gone badly. Today is such a day, and God has always been, and always will be, the God of new beginnings.”
NOTES (stuff that grabbed me):
Unlike religions like Islam, Christianity today has no geographical center, no dominate race, tongue, or culture. Christ, then, holds all of Christiandom together – He alone is the incomparable Supreme.
The outcome of the Cross cannot ever be changed. Christianity is ONLY about a supreme Christ – unique, unchallenged, central in and to all things. This is the only Christ we are to preach.
For a complete transcript of Dr. Wells’ teaching, check out Challis.com.