They’re Gentiles for Christ’s Sake (Chapter 1)

As I promised earlier, I am rereading one of my favorite books by a crazy looking pastor in Portland whom I’d love to meet someday. He wrote a book called “They’re Gentiles for Christ’s Sake” and I’ve decided to make it my first book for review and criticism.
Ken Loyd, the author, starts off by describing his previous ministry as a pastor of a Christian school in Washington. He quotes from Galatians 3:24 “So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. Now that faith as com, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.” Ken continues the chapter talking about the problem with many churches being more law-oriented than faith-oriented. He describes it as the same difference between Jews and Gentiles, and how our churches have become more Jewish and law-driven and the following generation of Gentiles are faith-driven.
I write all this after returning from a Red Rain concert where me, my wife, and our little baby girl rocked to songs about Jesus. It was a refreshing joy to see the younger generations rocking out and dancing before the Lord, a stark contrast to the stale worship we often give. This is the generation that our daughter will be in, and I’m both scared and excited, knowing that she will enter an America that is truly pagan and post-Christian, but also free and liberated from the shackles of legalistic religiousity, where people go to church on Sunday out of habit and live the rest of their lives forgetting their First Love. America is entering a dark age, but also an age of distinction between the church and the world.

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