Chan said that the Bible doesn’t say miracles, science, or political correctness will bring people to Christ; it simply says to “love one another.”
We will politely say that he is off track and very wrong. If all Jesus did was love everyone, then why did he teach, use miracles and pray? There is something wrong going on in the church when preachers and other church leaders do not explain how God’s love works and simply expect people to love one another as Jesus did.
How can they love one another without being told how Jesus loved us?
This is not something people get intuitively. The information is not received by osmosis while one sleeps. Someone has to learn how Jesus loved us and then teach it to others. We are under the impression that Mr. Chan is lazy and looking for the easy way to do church. He wants platitudes not real meat.
Chan added that, according to Scripture, the unity and fearlessness of the Church would cause an “unbelieving world to believe in their destruction.”
How can there be unity if the people do not know what to do? How can there be unity & growth if no one teaches them correctly and gives them the meat of the scriptures? It seems that Mr. Chan is putting the cart before the horse. The book of Acts tells us that the early church was of one mind, but it also tells us that they dedicated themselves to the apostles teaching.
If Mr. Chan wants the church to love as Jesus loved, and be unified, he needs to start teaching as Jesus and the disciples taught. Not give out biblical statements and expect the people to do everything on their own. How will the people get it right if the right teaching is not there? Being a shepherd does not mean you tell people to do something without explanation. You have to lead them to the right food and water.
Right now we view Mr. Chan’s efforts as letting the people be vulnerable to false teaching and cultic activity. That is not what Jesus did or taught.
We did write a post on how Jesus loved us. Just follow the link to that article and see what Jesus did when he loved us: