The Great Commission: Stand Up For Christianity!

Turn on the tv and you see violent protests, wars, terrorist attacks, death, pain, and suffering. What has happened to the world?

It is true that these things have always been present in society, but over the last few decades, they have become more prominent and certainly more glorified. With all the hurt in the world, there is a sincere need for hope. That hope is Jesus Christ.

That is what we believe. That is what we live by. Jesus came into the world and showed us how to love unconditionally and provided a sacrifice for the sins of man. This should be exciting, riveting, and life changing. We should be ON FIRE for God.

The truth is, today’s church and the congregations are a bit cold.

Church today is something Christians attend for an hour a week. We worship, we praise, we honor God, and what happens when we leave?

We leave the Word inside the church walls.

Matthew 28:18-20 is familiar because it is The Great Commission. Jesus states: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

This is not just a call He gave to the original disciples, it is a charge He has given all of us.

Where are the Billy Grahams of our time? Why does there seem to be a shortage of leaders for the frontlines of evangelism and apologetics?

Because the Christian today is not as open to sharing their faith as Christians used to be.

One of the main reasons is a fear of political correctness. I advise you to read the Scriptures again. Christ was very much a revolutionary in His time and He was the furthest thing from politically correct. Jesus was radical.  He dared to challenge the cultural norms and focus on God in times of strife and turmoil.

Christ calls us to evangelize and reach out to the broken world. The Great Commission affirms as much. Yet, most Christians today have decided the Word only applies to their lives and as long as they accept Christ and go to church on Sunday, they are fulfilling their duties as a Christian.

See, I think we get into this sense of comfort in the technology age. We assume if someone wants to know Christ, they can do a Google search and come to Christ. We comment on a Facebook page, people will come to Christ. Both notions are flat out wrong.

Christ is revealed through testimony and personal evangelism.  We are failing to reach the hurting. We are failing to find the lost. We are failing to stand up for Christ!

What Christ has called us to do is not easy. We will lose friends, family, and acquaintances. However, the glory of God overshadows all of this. His glory and love can overcome any trial in life and can redeem the world.

But how will people seek Him if they are not shown Him?

You will be rejected. You will be slandered. You will be mocked. Jesus was too. Rejection, slander, and mockery should not discourage us. We are representing Christ and offering hope to a fallen world.

If we truly believe in Christ and believe what God revealed to us in the Bible, we should be in panic mode! My friends, Hell is real and not everyone is going to Heaven. We should be breaking our backs to win souls to Christ and stand up to Satan in our society.

We could be on the very eve of a Christian Revolution of love, mercy, and grace!

The church needs a new reformation. Society needs a revolution. Our world needs fearless Christian leaders. Answer the call of Jesus and step out into the world to boldly proclaim the Gospel. Show humility and love to those hurting, and do for those who are less fortunate. Share your testimony, share your love.


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My name is Charlie Tinsley and I blog about The Bible. I post theology and have leaned towards an emphasis on domestic violence and forgiveness. I serve as Ambassador for the state of Virginia in the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. I hold a Masters of Divinity from Eastern Mennonite Seminary and Bachelors Degree in Science in Religion Summa Cum Laude with a Biblical Studies Minor from Liberty University. I have studied in the two “major fields” of theological thought. I am married and have been for several years and I currently reside in Virginia.

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