Does the rapidly changing and conflict-filled cultural landscape leave you feeling like a stranger in a world that is not what you remember it to be just a few years ago? Did you grow up with a basic assumption that most people thought the same way you do about major moral issues? Do you see conversations on social media that you have no idea what to do with?
Christians are beginning to realize that our worldview is no longer the majority view in the culture around us. Much of mainstream culture now thinks that conservative evangelical views on issues such as sexuality, marriage, religion, the Scriptures, and culture are antiquated and irrelevant.
I believe that as Christians there are several different temptations we must be careful of in responding to this shift. Some of us are tempted to respond with anger and hatred towards those with whom we disagree. We just want to scream louder at people and warn Christians that we need to 'win our country back before its too late.’ Others of us are tempted to retreat and hide in a Christian sub-culture and pretend like everything is status quo. A third temptation is to just simply affirm the changes.
The major problem with all three of these responses is that they each fail to engage in the Great Commission. Throughout the New Testament and Church History, Christians have found themselves in the moral minority rather than the moral majority. As Christians we must not run and hide, we must not affirm unbiblical cultural shifts, nor should we hate those whom Christ has called us to love. We must engage the people in the changing culture. We must engage in the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. We must learn to contend for the truth of God with compassion for our neighbors in this culture. We must make the transition from moral majority to missional minorities.
We invite you and your church to join us on May 2nd at 7:00 at Freedom Church (125 E. Main St. Lincolnton, NC 28092) where Daniel Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, will help us think through these issues. Join us for: Engage: Transitioning from Moral Majority to Missional Minority.
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