Influential Christians??

OK, does this article from The Church Report strike anyone else as being just plain wrong?? The 50 Most Influential Christians...what is up with this? Shouldn't we be looking to the Father for influence? Since when is it OK to be a respector of persons? What good can come form this list? Someone please enlighten me on that...

(And how could they have not added Dave Ramsey to the list? On second thought, he probably declined inclusion.)


Anonymous said...

OK, that was the craziest list I've ever seen. I'm wondering what the criterion was to be considered a "Christian." And I'm also wondering if by "influential" they mean positively or negatively? I wonder if they've ever heard the verse, "For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear." (2Ti 4:3) Is that possibly the scenario in some of these 30,000 member churches? Or am I just being judgemental?

Sarah said...

I agree Heather. After giving it some more thought, I have decided that it should just be called a list of people who are *famous* for their Christianity, not influential. A few on the list, I respect. Most I don't.