Monday, April 25, 2005

On the offensive for the Word

Conrad Gempf reminds us that the Apostle Paul wasn't the kind of guy who tried not to give offense:

He was offensive to all spiritual traditions -- and not out of ignorance, but deliberately.

He evangelizes people of other faiths. A Christianity not spreading the word is like a political party not trying to win votes, except among those already of your own party. If the early Christians hadn't done this, there wouldn't have been any Christianity. If Saul hadn't been so on the offensive, you might still be doing obeisance to Zeus and Hermes.

And you and I? If we're not on the offensive, who will we leave worshiping false gods?

Good question. Well, what can we say?


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