Nominal Christianity

Theology Matters


Recently, I’ve been listening to a lot of Mark Dever and Jeff Durbin. Through Dever’s convicting sermons and Durbin’s apologetical eloquence, I’ve been reminded of something I’ve always known existed, but have never really been able to articulate – until now. It’s the rise of what they call “nominal Christianity”. Nominal Christianity pervades throughout the entirety of the United States, and especially the so-called “Bible Belt”. Its stench is rancid, and it has largely poisoned the minds of today’s culture. But what exactly is “Nominal Christianity”?

“Nominal Christianity”, as defined by the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelism, is “a person who has not responded in repentance and faith to Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and Lord.” They also note that such a one “may be a practicing or non-practicing church member.” Chances are, you’ve encountered one in your life. These people could be in your church. They could be…

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