Christians who live according to their convictions are increasingly in the minority. What does it mean to be a convictional Christian?
Darrell Bock from Dallas Theological Seminary explains,
“The Bible is ultimately about life, it’s ultimately about ethics, it’s about how we live and how we represent God.”
It doesn’t matter how much we know about the Gospel and the New Testament, if we aren’t engaging with our culture we are not completing our purpose.
“My time working with the Gospels and with Jesus was shoving me in this direction, because Jesus said don’t be just hearers of the Word, but doers also.”
Are evangelicals doing a good job of engaging culture?
According to Darrell, our job as evangelicals to not only make disciples of all nations.
“I think we have to think about moving from out of the culture war. We’re in a spiritual battle, but Scripture says that our spiritual battle is not against flesh and blood, it’s against spiritual forces.”
Darrell says that as Christians, we don’t need to have the heart of a cultural warrior; we need to have the heart of an ambassador for Christ.
“Who represents God and the nation we come from in a way that is positive, that explains what we’re about, that challenges.”
It is important to find the balance between being compassionate while still holding onto Biblical conviction.
“How do you step in and challenge, but in a way that people know you actually care about them as you make the challenge, so that they are invited into the space you currently occupy because you think that space is what’s really going to help them?”