Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Muslims and Dominion (Part 2)

Here's some more thoughts on Muslims and dominion. It's interesting that Islam is the fastest growing religion worldwide. What is most interesting is that a significant part of this growth is not "conversion" but birth. Christianity grows because of conversion, and the fact is that many people classed as Muslim are either non-believers or secret believers of another religion, often Christianity.

The thing is, Muslims get dominion. They do. They want kids, they have kids, they by-and-large train them up in the faith.

Christians, not so much.

The average Christian family (especially in the West) has about the same amount of children as the average secular family. In the West, that's usually 2. But because we send our kids off to public schools (or really bad Christian schools, which is usually worse) about 3/4 of children of Christians "fall away" from the faith. Which is more than slightly scary. I mean, that's a lot of people "leaving" Christianity. And while I would argue that they never really got it to begin with, the fact that we are not communicating the glory of God to our children is a worry.

It's a bit rambly, but those are my thoughts. Let's all do that first bit of taking dominion - being fruitful and multiplying - and let's train up those God has given us in the way that they should go, so that when they are old they will not depart from it.

Let us not leave dominion to those who do not have the truth, but let us exercise it ourselves!

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