Christians and freedom

Liberty is a Christian concept, but a lot of Christians need a little bit of help understanding how to apply Christian principles to their role in society and culture.

Christians are hearing a lot about “engaging the culture”, and “being salt and light“, and all that, and about “blessing Israel“, but they need more knowledge on these subjects to be able to actually become Christ-like in all this. I like Ravi Zacarias’ signature line: “Let My People Think”.

These principles for a Christian stem from the two greatest commandments:

Deuteronomy 6:5  And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Matthew 22:36  Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37  Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38  This is the first and great commandment.
39  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Now we cannot expect everyone to automatically rush to embrace the first and greatest commandment. That is something that will happen as people come to Christ through our testimony and our living examples of the love of Christ, and the working of the Holy Spirit in their lives.

But to those who do not know Christ but like the principles of freedom, the way this works out in the real world as practical ways to show God’s love in society, culture, and political areas will serve well as points to share with professing Christians in their lives.

 

 

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