So, Campus Crusade for Christ has joined the seeker-friendly masses and changed its name. What a shame. For more than fifty years, this ministry has been standing for Christ on college campuses around the world, and now they will stand for…”Cru”??? Cru, who??!!
Why would they even consider taking Christ out of their name? Well, because they took a poll and found that 9% of Christians and 20% of non-Christians were alienated by the name. Okay… let’s see. I’m no mathematical genius, but I’m thinking that means that 91% of Christians and 80% of non-Christians were OKAY with the name the way it was! What kind of insane logic is that?
Their website says “New name, same commitment to Christ.” Really?? Well, then why take His name out of the name of your organization? They further say, “The only name that matters is Jesus and what matters most is connecting people to the name that gives life.” Okay… I can buy that, but why didn’t they change the name to something that says THE NAME OF JESUS, if that’s what they really believe?
This is just another one of the strategies coming from the “purpose-driven” emergent church. Simple, sugar-coated deceptions to convince millions of good people that they are making Christ more accessible to the masses by watering down the message and making people more comfortable. Folks, this looks nothing at all like The Church in the New Testament.
I mean, can’t you just see the Apostle Paul saying, “Now, boys, we’re not getting enough people into the Kingdom by preaching Christ and Him crucified, so we’ll need to take Christ and His cross out of our message. Let’s pay more attention to soulish things and stop being led by the Spirit. Sure, we won’t be producing Sons of God anymore, but we’ll be so popular! Oh, and we have to quit telling people that ‘many are called but few are chosen’ because that is a real turn-off! After all, we don’t want to offend anyone!”
As Apostle David Coker says, “Give me a Mickey Mouse break!”
For all of you who are passionately pursuing THE KINGDOM OF GOD, whose lives are not your own but you are bought with a price, who are determined not to be ashamed of Christ and His gospel… come and join THE CHURCH…there’s work to be done!
For the rest of you… enjoy the concert with your “cru”.