The Church in Babylon

Erwin Lutzer: Heeding the Call to Be a Light in the Darkness

The Church in Babylon
Heeding the Call to Be a Light in the Darkness
(Moody Publishers, 2018)

WHO: Erwin Lutzer, pastor emeritus of The Moody Church in Chicago.

HE SAYS: “What we cannot do is let the world tell us where we should draw the line; the world should not tell us what we can do and can’t. But we derive our definition of love from God’s Word, not the vicissitudes of the cultural currents.”

THE BIG IDEA: Like the Israelites in Babylon, today’s Christians are maintaining their faith in the midst of a pagan culture. They need to learn to engage the culture without being spiritually destroyed by it.

THE PROGRESSION: Through 11 chapters, the author shows readers how they can keep the faith in a hostile environment, stand strong, recognize lies, balance security and compassion, defend the faith, share the gospel, recognize wrong attitudes and false beliefs within the church and be encouraged to prevail.

“It is better to be accused of being harsh than it is to tell lies with hushed tones of compassion, love, care and thoughtfulness.”

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