http://www.christreformed.org/telling-p … uth-in-lo/ – Dr. Kim Riddlebarger
Some things in this article really spoke to me about my own sinful tendency toward cynicism concerning evangelicalism. I’m very discouraged with the movement and where things are headed. I made that clear in my recent post concerning Rick Warren. This discouragement isn’t bad in itself because it is rooted in a desire to have the Gospel be the thing for which we are known. It is what my heart does with that discouragement that is wrong. It can easily turn into bitterness.
Some people have totally left the evangelical movement, as the author of the article has, in favor of a confessionally Reformed church movement. At this point, I still consider myself an evangelical, and my desire is to stay within evangelicalisms’ circles in hopes the Lord will use any influence I might have (because of Him, not me) to help point people toward the Gospel, away from the pervasive self-helpism of our culture, and find their all in Christ alone, for both justification and sanctification. If anything I do is successful, this is to the Lord’s credit. If anything I do fails, this is my own wrong doing.