Thursday, May 15, 2014

Short Thought from Wretched's May Newsletter (Excerpt)

Moral Majority no more

Put a fork in the culture wars.  We lost.

Perhaps this is a good time for the church to reconsider her marching orders.  Instead of focusing on forcing people to behave a certain way, maybe we should be endeavoring to “make disciples” (Matt. 28:19).

God is not interested in mere morality, He is interested in souls.  This is not a morality battle, this is a war for the souls of men and the glory of God.

Let us not waste our defeat.  Let us not keep fighting the same losing battle.  Let us not endeavor to make the world a better place for people to go to hell from.


I think this is more helpful outside of a specific context, since there are many different things its wisdom can be applied to. Hence why I'll leave it like this.

Wretched's biggest help to me in my sanctification has been the [continually drilled into my head, in a good way of course] strong and repeated emphasis on preaching the Gospel over any other sort of response to an issue. We might have a tendency to want to a) educate people, b) pass laws, c) organize politically, d) file suit, etc etc.

But these are not the most important, nor most ultimately helpful courses of action. And the only one with any eternal benefit is the preaching of the Gospel. So therefore, it should be paramount.

~ Rak Chazak

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