Apr 192015

Love One Another

Sometimes I think we confuse being a Christian with being a Republican.

And just in case you think “one another” means “those who look, think, and act like you”, here are some other verses to contemplate this glorious Lord’s day:

Galatians 5:14 – For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Romans 13:10 – Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. And finally:

Matthew 5:44 – But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you

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Dec 072013

David Platt.

The price of our nondiscipleship is high for those without Christ. It is high also for the poor of this world.

Consider the cost when Christians ignore Jesus’ commands to sell their possessions and give to the poor and instead choose to spend their resources on better comforts, larger homes, nicer cars, and more stuff. Consider the cost when these Christians gather in churches and choose to spend millions of dollars on nice buildings to drive up to, cushioned chairs to sit in, and endless programs to enjoy for themselves. Consider the cost for the starving multitudes who sit outside the gate of contemporary Christian affluence.

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“…when Christians ignore Jesus’ commands to sell their possessions and give to the poor…”

And here we begin Platt’s Gospel of Guilt. Does Jesus really command each and every one of us to sell our possessions and give the proceeds to the poor? Platt does not believe it. Yet he loves to make these sweeping statements and then pull back later with a “I am not saying everyone…”

Last I checked, David Platt is pastor of Brook Hills Church, a very, very large church, with nice buildings, cushioned chairs, and endless programs. Is this another “do as I say and not as I do” statement? What is the author doing to bring his church to repent from their “contemporary Christian affluence?”

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  • Being Radical in a Rad World
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  • Risking All for a Biblical Gospel
  • Radical Gospel of Guilt
  • Poor, Puny, Pathetic Jesus?
  • God’s Gift of Grace: New Heart, New Desires, New Longings