Wednesday, August 6, 2014

On Being Salt and Light

Some Christians think that either you're involved in heavenly things or involved in earthly things. That is a false dichotomy, because the Bible commands us to be involved in both: "But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare" (Jeremiah 29:7).

Christians should be fully involved in the public square, and they should be involved in such a way that the surrounding world can see what the effect of a Christian worldview and lifestyle have on such public involvement. Statements such as "None of these things matter , because it's all about Jesus!" sound high-minded and pious, but it's not what the Lord commanded, and in fact goes contrary to His command for us to be salt and light to the world around us.

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