God Rests Too Inconsequentially in the American Church

Twenty years ago Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary church historian David Wells wrote,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe fundamental problem in the evangelical world today is that God rests too inconsequentially upon the church. His truth is too distant, his grace is too ordinary, his judgment is too benign, his gospel is too easy, and his Christ is too common.

David F. Wells, God in the Wasteland: The Reality of Truth in a World of Fading Dreams (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1994), 28.

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