Pastor Matt Trewhella:
We are now seeing, in our day, the results of a Pietistic Christianity. Because the Pietists retreated from the culture, the institutions of the culture have been annexed and overtaken by pagan men. So thoroughly have they routed Christianity that their current mopping up efforts consist of not allowing Christmas to any longer be called “Christmas.” The Pietist, who has continually retreated for over 200 years, has now made his stand there in defense of Christmas, not realizing that it is his form of Christianity that has brought us to this point.
And this is my point – even if there was a great revival – there is no theological means within present day American Christianity whereby biblical morality could become public policy. There has to be a fundamental change in the form of Christianity in America in order to see it happen.