Mar 12, 2012

A God who Saves Souls but Can't Change the World???

The modern day church in America has little issues with a God who saves souls.

But because of our "sophistication," "education," our "wisdom," our arrogance and our audacity, what we have problems with is believing that God can change our world.

So instead of tackling problems that would alleviate the suffering and the misery of the many people on planet earth, we settle for merely "sharing" the gospel.

Instead of engaging in ministries that demonstrate the kingdom of God present here and now because Jesus ushered in the coming kingdom, we gather to meet weekly content to sing our songs and hear about a God who once used to impact the world.

Instead of engaging in spiritual warfare with the prince of darkness through prayer and good deeds, we gather in groups to study prayer and spiritual warfare.

All this, when in actuality, God calls the church of Jesus Christ to SHARE the gospel by participating in the ministry of the one who declared, "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the port. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor" (Luke 4.18-19).

It's time that we stop with our small dreams of growing human institutions and start dreaming dreams of being a part of a church that is in the business of establishing the kingdom of God here on earth as it is in heaven.

That as long as there is a Christ-believing person around, that they settle for nothing less than changing the very world that God has placed them in.

That the church today lives into Christ vision for the church when he declared, "Upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it."

1 comment:

teacher_deb said...

It is sort of a ponderance that beacuse of our "sophistication", "education", or even (but maybe particularly) our arrogance, we have a hard time taking any responsiblity for making sure God can change our world.
The Church(Body Of Christ) needs to be about those things that will spread God's word in DEEDS. We need to be out in the be able to spread the good news and impact those who need God's love the most.