Arrogance of Christ
“I am simply trying to change the world.”
The response was mostly shock, disgust, and the word “arrogant” came up a few times.
My response was that God’s calling is on all Christians is to make disciples which will create a fundamental difference in the way the world works. Which means when I stand to the pulpit and proclaim the grace of God I am doing nothing less than changing the world.
I gave the example of my youth pastor. His pastor survived WWII and as the story goes was in a fox hole and prayed for God to save him saying if he was saved he would become a pastor. He then shared God with my youth pastor who shared it with me and I have shared it with others. If that first man didn’t become a pastor I wouldn’t be here writing this blog and you wouldn’t be reading it. So this first man who served God is responsible for you reading this blog.
So, when I live out my faith to make disciples and share the love of God with others it transforms the world into the image of Christ.
So, when I don’t live out my faith and share the love of God with others it transforms the world away from the image of Christ.
Am I so arrogant to think I could change the world? Yes. Is that a bad thing? I don’t think so.
Yes, there is a danger in isolating people when arrogance isolates others. However, on the other hand an arrogance built on a firm belief that Jesus has called you to do something can help you stand up against those who are out to hurt you or are afraid of what God is doing.
So why do you do what you do?