Gary concludes his interview with Pastor Joel Webbon regarding worldview and action.

People ask why young people are leaving the church. In some cases, it’s because they don’t see any real-world relevance. Yes, when they die, they’ll go to heaven, but what do they do until then? God created the world and established its boundaries and rules for living in every area of life. The justice system we have today was at some time largely based on biblical law. The laws that are being overturned today for the most part are laws that Christians spent centuries implementing. Let’s tell young people about our history.

The late Chuck Colson described the time he spoke to the Texas legislature:

I told them that the only answer to the crime problem is to take nonviolent criminals out of our prisons and make them pay back their victims with restitution. This is how we can solve the prison crowding problem.

The amazing thing was that afterwards they came up to me one after another and said things like, “That’s a tremendous idea. Why hasn’t anyone thought of that?” I had the privilege of saying to them, “Read Exodus 22. It is only what God said to Moses on Mount Sinai thousands of years ago.”[1]

If you want to get young people excited and motivated, teach them the whole purpose of God. Present the history of law in the world and how it has impacted the civilized world.

The Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings could serve as a great opportunity to address the subject of law, politics, and a whole lot more to young people. It would make a good sermon series on what the Bible says about jurisprudence. Such things are a major part of our lives. If pastors don’t preach and teach on these topics, the people are going to go elsewhere for the information, much of which will be unreliable.

The Bible has much to say about cultural and political issues; it’s long past time that we teach them from the pulpit so God’s people will truly be salt and light.

Restoring the Foundation of Civilization

Restoring the Foundation of Civilization

There are many Christians who will not participate in civilization-building efforts that include economics, journalism, politics, education, and science because they believe (or have been taught to believe) these areas of thought are outside the realm of what constitutes a Christian worldview. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Gary concludes his interview with Pastor Joel Webbon regarding worldview and action. Why do we still see so much anti-Christian responses in the public sphere if Christ is reconciling the world to Himself? Has any progress actually been made in nearly 2000 years of church history?

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[1] Charles Colson, “The Kingdom of God and Human Kingdoms,” Transforming Our World: A Call to Action, ed. James M. Boice (Portland, OR: Multnomah, 1988), 154–155).