Is Francis Chan’s revelation from God or just another idiot reading the Bible?
Chan is quick to say he’s not saying anything new. This is all in the Bible! In fact, Jesus said that people would know Christians by their love. Chan says this isn’t something he has come up with on his own: “I’m just another idiot reading the Scriptures and going ‘this seems most important to Him.’ ”
Chan believes (and Revelation supports this) that God is not happy with churches that don’t focus on the two greatest commandments to love God and love their neighbors. And God is looking for churches that are so in love with Him and with others that “we are producing lovers of Jesus and people that love each other so much that the world is going, ‘There’s something supernatural going on there because I’ve never seen a love like that before.’ ”
Where do we start with this simple but radical change in ourselves and our churches?
“What changes us is the Word of God and the Holy Spirit,” says Chan. Let’s start there.
And let’s end with this: an eternal perspective that this day could be our last on Earth and we will stand before God.
“What I try to do is, like I said in the book,” says Chan, “when I teach, I try to think if I die at the end of this message will I have said everything God wants me to say?”
There’s definitely nothing idiotic about that!
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