In little more than ten years St. Paul established the Church in four provinces of the Empire Galatia; Macedonia, Achaia and Asia... Today if a man ventures to suggest that there may be something in the methods by which St. Paul attained such wonderful results worthy of our careful attention, and perhaps of our imitation, he is in danger of being accused of REVOLUTIONARY TENDENCIES.
Stetzer asks the question, “Should the definition of “salvation” be expanded beyond personal redemption of sins to include social justice through the reformation of economic and political institutions?”
This question is quite relevant in our current missional culture. Is the primary purpose and mission of Christians to “fix” society, culture, and politics in addition to sharing the Good News of Christ? Personally, I feel that we should keep our focus upon the simplicity and centrality of Christ Jesus. Nothing else matters eternally. That does not mean that ministering through platforms that address issues of social justice is not part of the equation. I feel that engaging in ministering to human needs is more of a way of life that points to the Good News rather than an end in itself. As we live a missional life and share the Good News, we should inevitably CLICK HERE to read the rest of the article.