Here’s logic for you, people are turned off by the word ‘crusade’, so Campus Crusade for Christ makes that all better by eliminating Christ.
And Fr. Morris buys into it.
I don’t like that one little bit. If you deny our Lord before men, He will deny you before His heavenly Father, Jonathan.
Cru is what everyone calls it.
A few years ago, didn’t they change the name to Agape? On my campus, they did!!!
when churches drop “Christ”
they are no longer “in Christ”.
The name Campus Crusade for Christ is dated and no longer works and in many countries of the world shuts the doors to ministry immediatly.
The same thing is happening with many missions groups. As an example, Gospel Missionary Union became Avant Ministries a few years back.
No big deal.
I would have suggested a different name than Cru, but whatever.
Motivation: Remember, God sees the motivation of the heart and the motivation for this act by CCCI is none other than offended by the name of CHRIST and ashamed of the gospel of CHRIST.
There is absolutely NO valid justification for removing the name CHRIST when it was formerly use as a nameplate in goodwill and mission: but now removing it is demonstrating that they are offended by the name of CHRIST and ashamed of the gospel of CHRIST.
When CCCI plans to remove the name of Christ, they are removing the offense of Christ's cross. Labeling it only God's love without the name of CHRIST and the CROSS is demonstrating that they are ASHAMED of the gospel of Christ and the cross of Christ.
Romans 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel... In fact, Campus Crusade for Christ is NOW demonstrating by this organization 'name' change and the removing of 'CHRIST' from their organization's name, that they ARE FINALLY ASHAMED of the gospel of Christ.
So they say 'God instructed them to this -cru- name'. Oh yeah, when would God Almighty remove His Sons name - CHRIST? Answer that one.
They say: There's only one reason we'd change. We want to do a better job of connecting people to God's love and forgiveness.
WRONG: So where is the cross of CHRIST. For 2,000 years the name of Christ IS. And this organization used that name, CHRIST, as part of their nameplate mission. BUT now, no more. When someone or any organization refuses to use the name of Christ, then they ARE ASHAMED of the gospel of Christ.
Why and How can I enumerate this?
Consider when someone or some org refuses to be identified with the name of Christ - especially after having used the name CHRIST as part of their nameplate mission - then that someone/organization is OFFENDED by the name of CHRIST. The true motivation of removing CHRIST from their nameplate and well-known goodwill mission, is because now they are finally offended and ashamed of being recognized by the name of CHRIST. By removing that name, CHRIST, from their nameplate they are abandoning the decade old goodwill mission of the name of CHRIST that they currently have. It's exceedingly sad to see the caving-in to lessor purposes that the name of CHRIST shall to be removed. Apparently, since that name of CHRIST offends, then the preaching of CHRIST will also offend people, so they remove CHRIST's name to subvert the offense when sharing the good news to people. Since the name of CHRIST is far superior, and a name that is above all names, then removing it can only be the motivation of being ashamed of His name and offended by His name: CHRIST JESUS: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)
That’s why there’s an upside for going to hispanic communities in L.A.
I was in panorama city 3 weeks back with my Filipino bud, and were in a strip mall with mostly mex buyers and almost at every 200 feet, there’s either grotto of the Virgin Mary or a mural of Jesus.
so was the offending word "crusade" or Christ?