Problems Confronting the Church Today
The Scottish Reformation Society has just published a book 'Problems Confronting the Church Today', by retired Free Church of Scotland (Continuing) minister Rev John J Murray, Glasgow. As the title suggests the book deals with pressing problems facing the church despite the optimism many anticipated following the resurgence of interest in Reformed and Puritan authors and writings from the 1960s onwards.
“The expectation back in the 1960s was that there would be a move to the goal of the 17th century Puritan ideal which was, as defined by Dr J I Packer, ‘to serve God in a Reformed church, that would be instrumental in reforming the nation’. In terms of the Solemn League and Covenant, the hoped-for reformation was to be, ‘in doctrine, worship, discipline, and government, according to the Word of God and the example of the best Reformed Churches’. Some of that hope has been dashed and most of the mainline churches, instead of becoming more Reformed, are scarcely recognisable as true churches of Jesus Christ today.”
“The book attempts to analyse some of the ills of the Church and to propose the cure required.”
The 74 page illustrated paperback is priced at £4.00 (ISBN: 978-1-908727-14-5). The book may be purchased from: The Treasurer, Free Church Manse, Outend, Scalpay, Isle of Harris, HS4 3YG.