If the church has lost its power, it is because it has lost the gospel, because the gospel is the power.
Did you know that you can earn points with God through Twitter? At least that’s the latest ploy by the Catholic Church, according to the article “Vatican Offers Time Off Purgatory to Followers of Pope Francis Tweets”.
The Gospel says that you must come without any claim to any righteousness of your own and that, in utter humility, you must rely on another to do for you what you could never do for yourself.
Rather than being an excuse for neglecting evangelism, the truth of Divine Sovereignty is a motivation to diligence in evangelism. While Paul was in Corinth and was discouraged because of opposition that he was receiving from the Jews, the Lord Himself appeared to Paul in a vision and said, “Do not be afraid, but speak, and do not keep silent; for I am with you, and no one will attack you to hurt you; for I have many people in this city” (Acts 18:9-10).