Do Good for All People
Christians were persecuted as enemies of the state for almost all of the first three centuries of their existence. The irony is that Christianity can indeed flourish in a political climate of great freedom, but sometimes it does even better in times of great oppression.
In those early centuries, the Jewish and Roman states were missing a great resource. Christians actually make the best citizens. Our God commands us to care about our civic community, not just our church community. The God who loves us unconditionally trains us to love all the people around us, not just other Christians, unconditionally too. “As we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers” (Galatians 6:10).
Of course, God wants us to take care of our church community. But sometimes we can worship God better on our own streets than in church. When Christians act like Christ in the world, they give honor to the One whose blood actually paid for the world’s sins. When we love people as Christ did, with real and authentic caring, we destroy the caricature of Christians as hypocritical and judgmental snobs.
Everyone fears death on some level. Even if we’re firmly rooted in Christ, there’s so much that’s unknown about what we’ll experience. And then comes judgment, which is another thing that can cause anxiety.
But unless Jesus returns first, death is something we’ll all experience. So we want to help you face death without fear by sending you our new book, Don’t Fear the End: Your Hope of Heaven Is Secure.
This book shows you how to live fearlessly, knowing your assurance comes from Jesus who has secured your salvation from beginning to end.
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