What will they say of us in 150 years?

David Platt, Senior Pastor of The Church at Brook Hills, has been gifted by God to humbly speak very boldly for the gospel of Christ. Everytime I have heard him speak I have been deeply convicted by the Spirit of God.

We look back on slave-owning churchgoers of 150 years ago and ask, “How could they have treated their fellow human beings that way?” I wonder if followers of Christ 150 years from now will look back at Christians in America today and ask, “How could they live in such big houses? How could they drive such nice cars and wear such nice clothes? How could they live in such affluence while thousands of children were dying because they didn’t have food and water? How could they go on with their lives as though the billions of poor didn’t even exist?

(Note: can you guess which one is David Platt?)


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One Response to What will they say of us in 150 years?

  1. Repentant Sinner says:

    While I echo the sentiment and the spirit of the quote, I have some serious concerns. The last marching orders we received from Jesus were to make disciples of all nations. Feeding the hungry, providing clean water, and clothing the poor is commendable, BUT if that is where you stop, all you get is a clothed well fed sinner into hell. The apostles did not go on missionary trips to feed the hungry, they went to preach the good news of repentance and forgiveness of sins.
    1Tim 5 discusses caring for the the truly poor, and the qualifications in order to be on the list (being a follower of Christ is one of them!)
    It’s much too easy to fall into the trap of the social gospel thinking that by doing these things you are accomplishing the will of God.

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