I could not believe what I was hearing as I was driving home tonight. In his “BreakPoint Commentary,” Chuck Colson addressed a commentary entitled “Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant” in reference to Father Richard John Neuhaus, who recently passed away. What caught my attention was not that he referred to Neuhaus “my dear friend,” but that Colson referred to a Roman Catholic priest, “brother in Christ.”
Granted, he was one of the prominent proponents to “Evangelicals and Catholics Together” (ECT) back in 1991, but I somehow thought that after all these years (with numerous discussions with Boice, Sproul, MacArthur, and many others) that he would change his position (at least, I was hoping). But tonight, was I wrong! I could not believe he was spewing his pro-ECT rhetoric on what is considered an “evangelical” radio station. I wondered if the radio station heard what he just said. I wondered if they think it’s no big deal. I wondered if the listeners discerned what he just said. But again, based on the current state of evangelical churches, I probably shouldn’t hope. Is there a coming revival for ETC? Why wouldn’t it be when so many professing evangelicals are in sleep?