PowerPoint Returns to the UK!
After much prayer and deliberation, PowerPoint has returned to the United Kingdom, bringing God’s message of hope to the hurting and spiritually hungry at this critical time.
As I consider circumstances across Britain – the threat of terrorism, the economic and political uncertainties from the Brexit vote – I’m convinced there’s no better time for PowerPoint to proclaim the message of Christ.
I’m also reminded of Britain’s giants of the faith – William Tynedale, Charles Spurgeon and John Bunyan among them, and of course C.S. Lewis. Lewis, a brilliant academic and writer who abandoned his faith as a teen, accepted God’s existence in his early 30s and gave his life to Jesus two years later after a long talk about Christianity with J.R.R. Tolkien and others.
“I gave in, and admitted that God was God,” Lewis said.
Our prayer is that all of Britain will respond the same way.
The need is enormous. A recent report shows church membership plunging across the UK, from 10.6 million in 1930 to just 5.5 million in 2010. If that trend continues, experts predict only 4.3 percent of the people in England will be church members by 2025.
C.S. Lewis wouldn’t be surprised.
“If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next,” Lewis wrote in Mere Christianity. “It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this.”
People drift away from God’s Word, from their church, their faith, and society crumbles around them.
“The safest road to hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts,” Lewis wrote in The Screwtape Letters.
That’s one path no one wants to take.
People need the Word of God.
Lewis put it this way.
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
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