Children of a lightweight God?

It is one of the defining marks of Our Time that God is now weightless … he has become unimportant … Those who assure the [analyzers of opinion polls] of their belief in God’s existence may nonetheless consider him less interesting than television, his commands less authoritative than their appetites for affluence and influence, his judgment no more awe-inspiring than the evening news, and his truth less compelling than the advertisers’ sweet fog of flattery and lies. That is weightlessness. (David Wells, God in the Wasteland, 88)

It is the weightlessness of God, more than anything else, that explains the failings of the evangelical church. It is because God is so unimportant to us that our worship is so irreverent, our fellowship so loveless, our witness so timid, and our theology so shallow. We have become children of a lightweight God. (P. G. Ryken)

JP: Cited by our Pastor in this morning’s message

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