The Church in Babylon

by Erwin W. Lutzer     |     Book Summary


Author: Erwin W. Lutzer
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Date: 2018
Pages: 280

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In a culture that is increasingly drifting away from Christian values, believers are finding it increasingly difficult to stand firm in their faith. Political movements, ideologies, shifting moral standards, other religions, false teachings within the evangelical movement, and various other challenges can tempt believers either toward assimilation or retreat. It should encourage us, however, that Scripture speaks directly to the situation we are in. Daniel and his friends lived in Babylon in a culture that was not that different from ours, and his story is a model for how Western Christians can be faithful to God in the midst of a wicked culture. 

Though the challenges we face are great, the God we worship is even greater. The Church in Babylon is a wake-up call for the church to understand the time we are in and a call to faithfulness in the midst of a wicked culture. It was written that we might “impact the culture without being spiritually destroyed by it” (p. 42). Though we live in our own Babylon, God has called us to faithfulness and equipped us to be a light in the darkness.





The Church in Babylon

by Erwin W. Lutzer

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

Author Erwin W. Lutzer
Publisher Moody Publishers
Date 2018
Pages 280


Overview:

In a culture that is increasingly drifting away from Christian values, believers are finding it increasingly difficult to stand firm in their faith. Political movements, ideologies, shifting moral standards, other religions, false teachings within the evangelical movement, and various other challenges can tempt believers either toward assimilation or retreat. It should encourage us, however, that Scripture speaks directly to the situation we are in. Daniel and his friends lived in Babylon in a culture that was not that different from ours, and his story is a model for how Western Christians can be faithful to God in the midst of a wicked culture. 

Though the challenges we face are great, the God we worship is even greater. The Church in Babylon is a wake-up call for the church to understand the time we are in and a call to faithfulness in the midst of a wicked culture. It was written that we might “impact the culture without being spiritually destroyed by it” (p. 42). Though we live in our own Babylon, God has called us to faithfulness and equipped us to be a light in the darkness.