One of the interesting things about living on campus at college is that I live very close to Macquarie University, and since I live so close to a Uni, there are posters on every street light advertising various events that different groups are putting on (i.e. the Socialists; the Atheists; the New Agers, etc). The most recent of these is a poster from the Socialist group that meets at Macquarie, this poster is advertising an event where they will be discussing the ‘raunch-society’ of the first world nations today, the degradation of women (along with the gains of feminism), and along with it how Marxism views women. I’ve seen similar posters advertising political information sessions (asylum seeker issues, etc), war protests, and many other groups ‘solutions’ or views on different issues on people’s hearts and minds today.
Something that’s been on my mind for a while about this is ‘Where are the Christians? Why aren’t they advertising similar events expressing their views? ‘ and I have to say my conclusion is that we’re too comfortable sitting in our churches to be in the world spreading the news of the kingdom.
WAKE UP CHRISTIANITY!!!!! There are people out there searching for the answers to life’d questions, and we have them! Why are we not letting them know that?? We are forcing people to turn to these philosophies, when we are sitting in our churches keeping them from finding the Way, the Truth, and the Life! We are moaning about the fact that no-one is coming to churches when were are not giving them a reason to turn up! We need to be looking at the questions that the people around us are asking, and thinking ‘what does the Bible have to say about that?’, and once we have our answers, share them with the world! You’ll be surprised how many people will listen to you if you take the time to sit and answer their questions, and engage with them seriously.
My challenge to you is to find out what the questions the world is asking are. Go to your churches and tell them that these questions are being asked, and that Christians sitting in their churches are not going to help them find the answers. Get the people in your church outside the building, into the world, and encourage them to answer these questions. I don’t deny that this is something I need to do as well, so feel free to follow me up on this if you want.