In Ethiopia I had the great honor of meeting a group of believers who lived in a very remote part of the country. There was no road to their village, only a random path marked by the odd African shade tree. When the pastor was directing me there, he tried to talk to me in his broken English. He explained that it takes him four hours to walk to the village. This village used to be fully Muslim. He shared with me that this church “was in the shadows”.
If we all know the Great Commission, why is it that still so many do not DO the Great Commission?
Here is the reason I think the Great Commission is not done by everyone. Look at this odd little verse (my Dad’s favorite verse) attached to the great calling of God for all believers: Matthew 28:16 “Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.”
Year after year, I hear nauseating debates and arguments between Christians concerning the origins of Christmas; especially its apparent pagan roots. Some Christians see it as a topic in which they need to fight for the purity of their perceived theological persuasion. Other Christians fear that all along they have been secretly and unknowingly worshipping a pagan god, thus condemning themselves.