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BRIGHT WITNESS.COM A CHRISTIAN WEBSITE

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

By Jim Roberts

 

During the past century, education systems, technology, medical science, industrial enhancements, commercial and military flight, space exploration, weaponry, and many other areas of "progress" have accelerated tremendously. Yet, amidst all this modern development and growth, the institutionalized Christian church has failed to keep pace.

The awesome power that was manifested in the early Church and is so vividly described throughout the pages of the New Testament, has slowly and methodically given way to an ever-growing preoccupation with symbolism, imagery, man-made tradition, and a troublesome tendency to major in the spiritual minors.

As incredible as it may seem, people often attend worship services without even hearing the name of Jesus mentioned; except while reciting a Creed. One of the more common and meaningful terms in the entire Bible, namely "salvation," is rarely vocalized during far too many mainline denominational worship services.

Congregational boards, councils, and committees find time to devote countless hours and spend impressive amounts of energy dealing with the establishment and perfection of worship "styles," facility enhancement, programs, misguided budgets, as well as miscellaneous stuff and things, but can't seem to pencil in meaningful calendar time for persuasive and convicting Gospel themes, effective evangelism, or serious prayer time, led by the power and the presence of the Holy Spirit.

The purpose of this website is to emphasize certain key, basic truths; and to zero-in on areas and issues that glorify God, touch the hearts and minds of those seeking the means to build on their faith, and to direct one's thinking toward the most powerful and liberating message in existence - the life-giving Gospel of Jesus the Christ.

 

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