The Gathering Storm

by R. Albert Mohler Jr.     |     Book Summary


Author: R. Albert Mohler Jr.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Date: 2020
Pages: 223

Book Summary of The Gathering Storm by R. Albert Mohler Jr.


“I see a gathering storm that already presents itself as a tremendous challenge to the faithfulness of the Christian church… This is the gathering storm of the secular age.” (p. xii) The church must recognize the reality and the danger of secularism because, above all, the church is called to gospel faithfulness. This faithfulness will not come to pass without an accurate understanding of the challenge of secularism. 

Secularism is a worldview that fails to take God into consideration. Life and truth and morality are all defined apart from the God of the Bible. One irony of twenty-first century secularism is that many secular people think of themselves as spiritual. Many of these people may even be willing to associate with a certain faith tradition. Nevertheless, “the key issue is that the society is distanced from Christian theism as the fundamental explanation of the world and as the moral structure of human society” (p. xii).

The key question for Christians in the twenty-first century is simply this: Is our worldview biblical enough to resist the onslaught of secularism? Stated differently, “Do Christians believe enough biblical truth to withstand the moral liberalism of the age?” (p. xv).





The Gathering Storm

by R. Albert Mohler Jr.

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of The Gathering Storm by R. Albert Mohler Jr.

AuthorR. Albert Mohler, Jr.
PublisherThomas Nelson
Date2020
Pages223


Overview:

“I see a gathering storm that already presents itself as a tremendous challenge to the faithfulness of the Christian church… This is the gathering storm of the secular age.” (p. xii) The church must recognize the reality and the danger of secularism because, above all, the church is called to gospel faithfulness. This faithfulness will not come to pass without an accurate understanding of the challenge of secularism. 

Secularism is a worldview that fails to take God into consideration. Life and truth and morality are all defined apart from the God of the Bible. One irony of twenty-first century secularism is that many secular people think of themselves as spiritual. Many of these people may even be willing to associate with a certain faith tradition. Nevertheless, “the key issue is that the society is distanced from Christian theism as the fundamental explanation of the world and as the moral structure of human society” (p. xii).

The key question for Christians in the twenty-first century is simply this: Is our worldview biblical enough to resist the onslaught of secularism? Stated differently, “Do Christians believe enough biblical truth to withstand the moral liberalism of the age?” (p. xv).