I don’t know what’s happening with the revivals at Asbury and Lee Universities. These revivals have been going on for days. I know some are incredibly excited and some are criticizing.
In the episodes I’ve seen of The Chosen (I’m not caught up) I’ve found the show to draw my heart closer to Jesus. Some are criticizing this show too.
The Bible tells us to test everything and hold on to the good (1 Thess 5:21)… if things are in opposition to scripture let’s refute those things specifically and with scripture, and especially in this age of quick tweets and posts- let’s don’t criticize without including the biblical basis for our criticism.
But let’s also hold on to the good—
I believe these revivals and The Chosen are drawing people to Christ. Are they being done with complete theological accuracy and integrity? I don’t know.
In mulling all this over the past few days, I thought of this instruction from Paul in Philippians-
“Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment. What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed, and in that I rejoice.” (Phil 1:15-18)
Let’s rejoice that Christ is proclaimed!
Let’s join the conversations and be prepared to give an answer for the hope we have and let’s make disciples who make disciples.
Let’s look at these movements as spring boards to dive deeper in discussion with those who may be new believers or just curious about the faith.
If we have biblically-based legitimate concerns about content or message let’s, in love, talk through that pointing to the specific scriptures as we do.
Let’s meet others where they are and go from there— The Apostle Paul said “Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings. (1 Cor 9:19-23)
Oh friends, in these hard days, let’s take every opportunity to make disciples. Let’s point others to the One and Only Perfect Savior -Christ the Lord!
And let’s PRAY for revival to sweep our land!
One thought on “What about the criticism of the Revivals at Asbury and Lee and The Chosen?”
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! The Chosen has given this old Christian a new vision of our Lord, a fresh and real view of how loving He is. These young people having revival, how could we take this away from them by criticizing! If we don’t meet others where they are, how will they know, how will they hear! It is so easy for us pick apart something that is bringing glory to our God! Lord, help me if I do so!
Always look for the good!
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