In Jesus Called- He Wants His Church Back Ray Johnston provides a wake up call to the church in America and a road map back to New Testament Christianity.
Johnston clearly lays out the problem with the church in America when he says “But with all His popularity, hardly anyone ever finds fault with Jesus… Or obeys Him (xvii).” In the first section of the book Johnston explores the problem with the church in America tracing a pattern of decline in different areas over seven decades and an abandonment of truth in favor of hedonism, individualism, pragmatism, and fatalism. In the section he looks explores the Christless nature of much of American Christianity. In the final section he points to the reader to Jesus.
Johnston confronts clearly so much of what has gone wrong in Christianity in America. He takes on the Moralistic Therapeutic Deism that has attempted to pass itself off as Christianity and clearly demonstrates that real biblical Christianity offers something much better. If you read this book and get angry or defensive he’s probably talking about you.
Pick up this book read it, be challenged by it, and most of all be encouraged by it.
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