To remind the modern church that God also moved in previous generations. The church today is so addicted with everything new that it could not even remember the songs and the theological landmarks a decade ago. In its quest for relevance and fresh approach, the church seems to have forgotten that it has a long history behind it and it doesn’t exist on its own.
Many Christians today suffer a myopic view of Christianity. They confess that Jesus reigns over all but when they say that, they really just mean that God reigns over their present circumstances in terms of finance, relationships, jobs and families. History doesn’t come to mind. Sovereignty and providence are distant ideas.
Mark Rogers, Tim Challies and Chris Armstrong wrote compelling reasons why reading church history is important.