This is a guess, but I would say that over 80-90% of all benevolent agencies in the entire world are Christian or had their beginnings in the Christian faith.
Why is that? Could it be that God through Jesus Christ said, “Go to the least of these”? Could it be that Christianity is based in the teaching that ALL HUMAN BEINGS are created in God’s image. ALL bear the ‘likeness’ of their Maker. Even the ones who disagree with us.
This simple and foundational truth is lost today in modern education, philosophy, politics and even churches. Yet, if this simple truth was acquired by people in America, we would eliminate racism, abortion, and the mistreatment of the poor, hungry, unemployed, mentally ill and marginalized people in our society. And, perhaps as noticeable as anything else, we would see a return to civil dialogue where people respect other’s opinions and input. There would be less name calling and hatred.
This Sunday, we begin a new and short series called, Sacred People. Most have no idea how profoundly and powerfully our lives and outlooks would change if we fully grasped the truth of, the image of God.
Grace and Truth is a ministry of First Baptist Church in Boise that airs each Sunday morning at 8:30 AM MST. Each broadcast is the teaching of Pastor Bruce Young and other First Baptist Pastors. Their hope is that you are able to connect with God and able to move toward extraordinary living through what you hear and experience.