In an article written by Morgan Lee published at The Christian Post, Tullian Tchividjian in interview format reveals why he believes America has soured toward evangelicals.
The negative view held by Non-Evangelicals about Evangelicals, as reflected in a recent poll, is because believers have lost sight of the Gospel’s core message, said Billy Graham’s grandson and Florida pastor Tullian Tchividjian.
What is the message Tchividjian believes that Evangelicals ought to be sharing?
“In Luke 4, Jesus about says himself, “I have come to set the captives free. I’ve come to liberate the oppressed. I have come to save broken people,” said Tchividjian.
For Christians who claimed that their negative image was a consequence of them speaking an unpopular truth, Tchividjian cautioned against automatically arriving at this conclusion.
“If people are going to stumble over what we say, it’s going to be because we’re called to speak the gospel which Paul says is a stumbling box. But I can’t go out there and be a jerk and align myself with a political party or a candidate and get crucified on either the right or the left and just say “I’m just a martyr for the truth.” No, you’re not even speaking the truth that God has called you to speak first and foremost.”
Moving and challenging words from one of my favorite authors. The entire article can be found here.