Saturday, September 3, 2011

Twisted ministry

Russel Moore, in a recent sermon on 2 Corinthians 5, made the following comment:

In most churches you can say whatever degrading thing you want about sinners and the sinfulness of the world and no one will budge. But if you say anything bad about Sarah Palin there will be an uproar. That is twisted. Christians get offended when Dwarwinist mock our fish symbol with the Darwin fish, so we create bumper stickers of a bigger Christian fish swallowing the Darwin fish. That is not Gospel ministry.

Pray instead that we have a heart that is zealous to reconcile the lost to Christ, not to mock them, condemn them, or complain about them. Those that care so little for the sea of lost souls falling off the edge of Christless eternity may one day tumble over that very precipice themselves.

3 comments:

  1. "Those that care so little for the sea of lost souls falling off the edge of Christless eternity may one day tumble over that very precipice themselves."

    Please elaborate

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  2. In other words, perhaps the explanation for one's lack of concern for the lost and love of sinners is a lack of salvation. In their effort to continually condemn others they may find themselvs as one of the condemned.

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  3. That is what I thought you meant but want to clarify. I agree it is an evidence that salvation may never have existed in those described above. My immediate concern was that you were potentially including a believer that may be immature, improperly guided, inexperienced etc etc in these types of situations; implying they may loose their salvation by wrongfully, and possibly inadvertently, engaging in such behaviours.

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