Monday, August 13, 2007

The Great Commission

Sara at Orcinus writes convincingly about The Great Commission: Jesus' exhortation to bring His word to all the nations of the world.
For the past 200 years, [Evangelical Christians have] done their level best to lead and convert by the good example of their own lives. ... Unfortunately, as I noted in my post [Some Are More Equal Than Others], this attitude has, in recent decades, been replaced with a far more militant and aggressive posture among the more fundamentalist Evangelicals. ...

It's a long, long way from fulfilling the Great Commission by gentle, generous, positive example to fulfilling it at the point of the gun. But for too many Christian fundamentalists, they no longer feel they have any choice. They are torn between the diabolical intransigence of their fellow Americans, and their duty to an increasingly impatient and angry God. And there is no question in their minds where their first allegiance lies.

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