Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The not-so-great commission

(thanks to Rev. Todd Wilken for this)
How does the Great Commission read in many churches today?
I'm in charge. Therefore, go and make fully devoted Christ-followers by a process that moves people along a spiritual growth continuum. After they have started on the continuum, but only when they are old enough, baptize them as a symbol of their commitment and obedience. Teach them, matching your message to their interests. But after they reach the level of fully-devoted Christ-follower, they should be "self-feeders." And behold, I'll be with you in spirit, but I am leaving. The rest is up to you.
Any disagreemtns that this indeed is what passes for evangelical Chrisianity in America today?

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