The last part about joining a church, reminded me of something.
My daughter goes to Bryan College, which is a 10 hour drive from where we live in Newport News, Va. When she comes home, she rides with a girl who lives in Richmond Va. I only have to drive for an hour and a half to get her from there. What bothers me is that this girl (she is very kind and helpful) leaves to go back to college on Sunday. Even at a Christian College, the Lord’s Day is not revered as it should be. I would prefer that they head back on Saturday so as not to miss worship.
I realized that since I drop her off at the church this girl goes to, I needed to act on my convictions. The last time I dropped her off, I just went back home, my not getting back in time for Church. So This time after I dropped her off, I stayed and worshiped at the church. It was a wonderful service. I am guilty of not revering the Lord’s day as I should, and realized that Christians in this country as a whole are as I am. Until we realize that the Lord’s day is the most important day of the week, we will not see much change in our country.
There doesn’t seem to be much of a distinction between the actual gospel and the impact that those who claim Christ as their Savior should have on society in light of the gospel. To claim the gospel has anything to do with social activity is merely just a social gospel.