A New Reformation
By Michael Youssef, Ph D. 03/31/22
Western civilization is the product of the Reformation. The Reformers threw open the windows of God’s light after a thousand years of spiritual and cultural darkness. Today, as the barbarians are again surrounding our civilization, as the church drifts into error, ignorance, and apostasy, the time has come for a New Reformation.
What would that New Reformation look like? It would call men and women in the church to repent of all the things they have added to or taken away from the Gospel. It would call them to preach God’s Truth out of pure motives, instead of a lust for wealth or fame. It would call them to put away idols of the Prosperity Gospel, the Social Gospel, the Emerging Church, and all the other distortions and perversions of the Good News of Jesus Christ.
A New Reformation would show the world the face of authentic Biblical Christianity—a Christianity that preaches the Good News of Jesus Christ without compromise, that demonstrates Truth and love in perfect balance, and that cares about people in need but refuses to back down from the Truth even in the face of threats and terrorism.
A New Reformation is the only hope Western civilization has to reverse its present course of destruction. The God of the New Reformation is the God of mercy and grace. He is the God who hung on a cross to redeem humanity, the God who rose again to prove His divine power.
Today, with arms open wide, the Lord Jesus calls to the world, to all people from East and West, to everyone living in the City of Man, “Repent and come to Me. Come live forever in the City of God. This world is heading for destruction, but I have made a way of escape for you—a way of salvation.” Won’t you run to Him?
Prayer: Lord, how I long for this New Reformation! Help me to cling to Your Truth and find comfort and joy in You alone, dwelling in the City of God though I sojourn in the City of Man. Use me to lead people out of the City of Man and into the loving arms of Jesus. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord” (Acts 3:19).