“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes…” (Romans 1:16) This is one of my favorite scriptures from the book of Romans. I believe that this scripture shows us something quite clear; the gospel is the power of God that leads to salvation!
Paul speaks in the Bible about how we should adapt our approach to win people to Jesus (1 Corinthians 9), but not once does the word of God say that we should settle for a watered down gospel so that people can be won to Jesus! This gospel that we believe is not complete unless we preach the full version that also includes the power that is in the blood of Jesus.
We must preach the entire gospel. Yes, let’s dress like those we want to reach, let’s speak their language, but let’s never compromise on the truth of the word of God in order to do that. Political Christianity and political correctness will not win souls, it will water down the gospel message and render it powerless in our lives. We cannot compromise on truth; we cannot compromise on the word of God, not for a moment.
Political Christianity and political correctness will not win souls, it will water down the gospel message and render it powerless in our lives.
So what are the consequences of us not becoming politically correct? Well, in some countries legal challenges, arrest, persecution, outrage, dispelling from community groups, sanctions and relational collapse among other things. It’s starting to sound like Jesus described what happens to those that follow Him, isn’t it? Light cannot mix with darkness; light penetrates the darkness and brings clarity. We must boldly stand on the word of God and not bend our faith to fit with what the world wants.
It is time for Christians to get ‘Aggressive’ on Rebuilding the Family, Addressing Justice Issues that have to do with fairness and doing that which is equitable and honoring to God and also restoring morality to the cultures so that people have a standard of right and wrong.
We cannot just stand on the sideline and complain. We must now get in the middle and bring about a change in the ongoing debates that are contrary to the word of God.
We only need to look at what is happenning around us to see just how close we actually are to the return of Jesus. Now is not the time to sit, to wait and stop preaching; now is the time to stand tall and preach the Gospel with all that we have within, with love, conviction, power and authority.
Blessed Week a head!