The Great Commission
Matthew 28:19-20 says, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
With the 2006 elections just over and the latest Christian leader scandal simmering down, it seems like a good time to re-think how Christ expects His church to act.
While we need to be in the world we are not to be of the world. We are to be lights and salt.
Our first duty to Him is to spread the Good News. Everything else is secondary.
Christians should vote. Christians should be up on what’s going on politically and be active promoting issues that are Biblical. But, if we are to show Christ to others in everything we say and do, we need to examine how we are coming across in this area.
C.S. Lewis said, “The very best thing and biggest attraction to Christianity is Christians; and the very worst thing and biggest distraction to Christianity is Christians.”
A lot of what we’ve seen in the political arena does not reflect Christ appropriately.
We also need to quit putting well-known Christian preachers and speakers on pedestals. When they become more of a draw then the message – we are all in trouble.