K.P. Yohannan: Godliness is not an Abstract Theology

I came across an article today that is worth sharing. My post a few days back about the lack of love and interest in reconciliation among Christians very much ties in with what K.P. Yohannan’s book, Touching Godliness, is talking about. We have more Bible teaching and preaching accessible to us than at any time in human history. We have more conservative activism, more “exposure” of evil on radio and the Internet than ever before, more churches and more parachurch ministries than have ever existed. Yet something as basic as showing love and reconciling with a brother or sister is beyond us. Here’s an intro and the article link below.

Gospel for Asia founder and president K. P. Yohannan, who recently greeted the second release of his book, Touching Godliness, says that despite an abundance of filled megachurches in the U.S., many Christians are far from a strong relationship with God.

“Just as the world has an abundance of food and clean water while people are dying of hunger and thirst, even so, as Christianity offers teaching and preaching like never before, people sit in church pews yet lack the deep knowledge of God,” said Yohannan. “They are suffering spiritual bankruptcy…

God’s word tells us that righteousness is a gift; it cannot be earned,” said Yohannan. “But godliness is not a gift. We must pay a price to touch godliness through a daily decision to die to self and embrace the cross. God calls us to learn godliness in the classroom of life among people as we sit on airplanes and buses, walk among our neighbors and labor at our factories or desks…”

Read full article here.

3 thoughts on “K.P. Yohannan: Godliness is not an Abstract Theology

  1. Dustin says:

    I absolutely love that younger generations are seeing through the superficiality of some of the teachings and churches out there. The recognize it’s hollow. It’d be interesting to see why that is.

  2. Ingrid Schlueter says:

    I think younger generations are so sick of being patronized, intelligent ones see through what the cool churches are doing. Additionally, intelligent and thinking people see through lives of those even in what we term “Bible-preaching churches”, wondering at the reality of something that never seems to make a difference in the lives around them, at home or anywhere else. You begin to doubt the effectiveness of a medicine if everyone SEEMS to be taking it, professing it’s curative properties, yet they are manifestly sick. That’s the tragedy of hypocrisy.

  3. Dustin says:

    That is why I love the church that I go to now. Not only can you tell the pastor gets it, a majority of the congregation gets it. We are all about getting our hands dirty in the community, the country, and around the world instead of just hanging out at church on Sundays and calling it good, especially the young generations.

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