It is easy to get carried away with all that is going on in the news today.  I find myself thinking that I need to be more involved in the issues of the day.  It’s true that Christians, especially, should be involved politically; after all, we truly have the answers that society as a whole and people as individuals really need.

As I said though, it is easy to get carried away.  We cannot afford to lose sight of the fact that society as a whole is going to be utterly destroyed.  Part of the progress toward destruction, is that Christians are going to take the blame.  We are going to be the outcasts, and in fact outlaws, until we are hunted down.  So the safe thing is to quit – right?  After all, I got my salvation, let them get theirs.  At the very least, let’s keep a low profile.

For a Christian, keeping a low profile is not an option.  We are called to be salt and light in the world (Mt 5:13, 14).  Not for the purpose of saving the world, because the world is destined to be destroyed.  Rather, we are called out for the purpose of saving individual people in the world - or at least giving them the opportunity to be saved.  Spurgeon put it this way:

“If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies.  And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay.  If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for.”                            Charles H. Spurgeon

Along with having our sins forgiven, and having our destination changed from Hell to Heaven, we have been given a responsibility to at least offer the same opportunity to others.  As I have said dozens of times; the choice is theirs, you are not responsible for getting anyone saved.  We are often faced with the question of, “What if the person on some remote island, or deep in the jungle never heard the Gospel?  What will God do with them?”  My answer is that I trust God to do what is right with that person.  My point is that I never want someone I know to be able to stand before God and say that they didn’t know.

I am only one person, and I may not be able to have a big impact on society, but maybe I can change one life; who knows, that one life might be the next Billy Graham….