church, soul, christian, guilt, alcoholism
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
During recent years the Christian church has been living with a collective sense of guilt which has been sapping its spiritual vitality. Voices are raised in the church which assume full responsibility for the plight of modern man and which castigate the church because it has not been "relevant." The racial crisis, the rising rate of alcoholism, declining standards of public and private morality, deterioration of family life-for these and a thousand other problems the church has been urged to accept at least partial responsibility. The church has frequently forgotten to offer the message of God's forgiveness to itself. The church has sometimes failed to read the history of the world's past to discover that each generation of "modern man" has suffered many of these same afflictions.
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Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Mayer, Herbert T.
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 36, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol36/iss1/7