Letter to the American Church, by Eric Metaxas
- Author: Eric Metaxas
Does God really want us to be silent in a time like this? Decrying the cowardice that masquerades as godly meekness, Eric Metaxas calls the Church to battle.
Eric Metaxas, bestselling author of a biography about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, reveals the haunting similarities between today's American Church, and the German Church of the 1930s. Echoing the German martyr's prophetic call, he exhorts his fellow Christians to repent of their silence in the face of evil.
Millions of Americans have had their spiritual vitality sapped by an attenuated and unbiblical faith based on what Bonhoeffer called cheap grace. Paying lip service to an insipid evangelism, they shrink from combatting the evils of our time. Metaxas refutes the pernicious lie that fighting evil politicizes Christianity. As Bonhoeffer and other heroes of the faith insisted, the Church has an irreplaceable role in the culture of a nation. It's our duty to fight the powers of darkness, especially on behalf of the weak and vulnerable.
Silence is not an option. God calls us to defend the unborn, to confront the lies of cultural Marxism, and to battle the globalist tyranny that crushes human freedom. Confident that this is His fight, the Church must overcome fear and enter the fray, armed with the spiritual weapons of prayer, self-sacrifice, and love.