A big mistake that I think we make in the world of Christianity is labeling specific Christians as “radical.” In so doing, we perpetuate an acceptable distinction between Christian devotion which was never intended. For example, one “believer” can attend church once a week, or worse, once a year and another can go all out serving in three different countries and lay down their life for the gospel, and that is OK in our modern, American Church. No!!! There really should be no difference between you and a “radical” believer! We should all be “radical!” Our sincere devotion to God should be evidenced in equal manners across believers! Now, I am aware that people are called to different ministry and have different gifts, however, passivity is not permissible within God’s kingdom. In other words, you can’t just say you believe and your life doesn’t show that you believe. Even though we aren’t justified by our works that doesn’t mean there is not work that needs to be done! This concept is seen throughout scripture. A lot of those that nominally identify themselves as Christians need to break out of the mindset that “the Bible is condensed simply in terms of John 3:16.” Yes, the Bible says if you believe you will have everlasting life, but it also says if you believe you will do the works Christ did. Does our lives mirror Jesus’ life? The Bible says to examine yourself if you’re in the faith. Let us examine ourselves! We need to be more serious about the will of God! God wills that none should perish and that all should come to repentance, so let’s fulfill the will of our Father and get out into the harvest! Amen? Amen!
Let us be equally radical!
For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. (James 2:26)