Today I would like to direct your attention to this post by Scot McKnight at his Jesus Creed blog. Scot responds to a letter from a friend who questions why he continues to remain evangelical when there is so little spiritual substance left in the world of evangelical Protestant-dom. He gives a list of reasons which include the following: Catholics and Eastern Orthodox are concerned with the authority of the Church while Protestants are concerned about Scripture. Tradition within the Catholic and Orthodox churches has become so authoritative that both are practically unreformable. The Catholic and Orthodox churches place little emphasis upon the new birth or the need for people to make a personal decision to receive Christ.
I feel the weight of a lot of what Scot’s friend is saying in his critique of evangelical Protestant-dom. So I am glad for what Scot says to encourage me that I am right where I need to be.