Saturday, February 23, 2008

Primary Purpose of The Gospel and Therefore The Church

Covenant Seminary professor Dr. Sean Michael Lucas ( I wish I had 3 first names in my name) gives us a quote from Nelson Bell father in law of Billy Graham. This quote was taken from an article published in 1953, yeah my dad was 2 years old, but is still applicable today and must be remembered today.

While it is true that the home, the community and the nation are safer, happier, and better in every way when lived in and influenced by Christians, these happy results are incidental to the Gospel of Christ, for our Lord came into this world for the primary purpose of saving sinners, giving to those who believe in Him eternal life.

Without discounting in the least the social implications of the gospel, we need to constantly remember that there can only be social blessings and changes after men have been saved from sin and live unto righteousness. There is the constant temptation to long for the fruit and forget the absolute importance of the true from which the fruit must come. Social reforms must come through and from redeemed lives. Without such a transformation vital and lasting changes cannot materialize.
Click here to see the rest of the quote and blog from Dr. Lucas

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