Oʀɪɢɪɴᴀʟʟʏ ᴘᴏsᴛᴇᴅ Nᴏᴠ. 9, 2016
Editor’s note: The following column, written in 2016, has continued to be one of the most widely read articles ever posted on the B&R website. In 2020, it was the seventh most viewed article of the year. With COVID-19 still with us, it may be time to run the article again to remind us that now, more than ever before, we must not be complacent as Christians and churches.
By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
Complacency can apply to individuals or organizations, including the church.
I found the word “complacency” in the Bible only once in Proverbs 1:32, HCBS: “For the waywardness of the inexperienced will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them.” There may be other verses that actually use the word itself, but there are many verses throughout Scripture that refer to the meaning of complacency. [Read more…]