Considering the fact that Campus Crusade for Christ was the organization that gave us the “4 Spiritual Laws” that began with “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life” I shouldn’t really be too surprised about what I read of them today.
I’m not surprised, but I am saddened.
Apparently, catching the wave that has been stirred by “hip/cool/relevant” churches nationwide, they have decided to drop one of the more offensive words from the name of their organization. You may be thinking, “Well, of course! The word ‘Crusade’ conjures up many bad images in people’s minds.”
And you would be wrong.
It is not the word ‘Crusade’ that is being removed–that word is simply being shortened. The offensive word that is being completely removed is…
…the name of Christ. That’s right. From now on, Campus Crusade for Christ will now simply be known as…
Because nothing proclaims the kingdom of God like the mighty name of…Cru. (Is it just me, or does that sound like the name of a villain in some 1980’s Sci-Fi adventure movie?)
John 20:31–These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.