Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Come what may, preach the Gospel!

Some governments know how to mind their own business... 

I guess that's why we are allowed to beat each other up in peace. 

But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him before the tribunal, saying, “This man is persuading people to worship God contrary to the law.” But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, “If it were a matter of wrongdoing or vicious crime, O Jews, I would have reason to accept your complaint. But since it is a matter of questions about words and names and your own law, see to it yourselves. I refuse to be a judge of these things.” And he drove them from the tribunal. And they all seized Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him in front of the tribunal. But Gallio paid no attention to any of this. (Acts 18:12-17, ESV)

LOL! Seriously, Gallio disdained the Jews and the Christians, so he simply didn't care what they did to each other.

This is the lesson... 

Whether the government approves or not, preach the Gospel.
If they kill us, preach the Gospel.
If they ignore us, preach the Gospel.
If other religions hate it, preach the Gospel.
No matter what, preach the Gospel.

Our mandate is unchanged. We are in charge of getting government to comply, but we are workers in the field. We are ambassadors of the Lord.
We are ministers of the Gospel.
We proclaim Him who has called us out of darkness and into His marvelous light.

It's not America's job to make legal our morality. It's the churches job to preach Christ's supremacy. 

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