Then Jesus came up and said to them, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.'"
A Vandalism Story
The image of vandalism above was taken from the wall in a public restroom.
It had three contributors.
The first person wrote "Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely," which is a quote from Lord Acton, a British Historian, in 1887, and ... as far as restroom graffiti goes ... a profound choice.
The second contributor, being humorous, scratched off "Power" and replaced it with "Vodka," to read "Absolute Vodka Corrupts Absolutely." Now according to the gospel and our understanding of sin, it is more likely that vodka releases the corruption already within, rather than actually creates corruption on its own. But that's a side point.
The third contributor, the one with the real insight worth paying attention to, scratched off "Vodka" and added "Faith." This new phrase "Absolutely Faith Corrupts Absolutely" is bigger than a snide crack at religion. It is a finger on the pulse of a growing public fear towards religion. This is a bummer.
The worst part of this kind of fear is that it lumps everyone together. The fact is: that is just not true.
At WorldVenture we do believe the good news of Jesus is worthy of traveling any distance, leaving behind everything, and actively persuading every open mind to believe in it. In this way our faith is absolute. It's a message that is right and needed for everyone. Salvation is by Jesus alone, and we must tell the world. But at the same time Jesus commanded us to walk in love and humility like He did. These two things are no tension for us at all, and something we seek to practice in every location we work.
For more information about what we are doing, read through our five global objectives.
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