When Jesus walked this earth he was a radical, is it acceptable to a radical today? Soome would ask what I mean by this. What I mean is this. Jesus hung out with what the world saw as really bad people more than he was around "religious" people. Yet, today Christians are surrounded, by what I call, their "religious buffer zone". These are the Christians that we have that are our friends that think like us, act like us, and talk like us. Jesus only done this on occasion. More times than not when you see Jesus he was hanging with prositutes, tax collectors, the poor, and the afflicted. I wonder if we as Chritians have lost our influence on society and the world because we do not associate with the wayward and hurtung?? Tell me what you thing and what we Christians can do to regain the influence we once had.
W. Dee Daniel, Pastor of First Baptist Church, Timpson, Texas