Very Rev Canon Sammy Wainaina ( Provost)
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JOINT STATEMENT BY LEADERS OF MAINSTREAM
CHRISTIAN CHURCHES IN KENYA- 20th June 2014..... (click to view)
Provosts desk 31st August 2014
Let down your net: A call to active evangelism
The call for the church to rise
and share the Good News of Salvation
to a changing world is being heard ever more clearly. This is as a result of
the ascent of ‘other voices’ in contemporary society that have sought to give
hope, satisfaction and guarantee in life albeit temporary. Secular philosophies,
ideologies, Programs and activities have found root in the society and are fast
replacing the eternal hope through Christ as advocated by the Church. Many
believers have since succumbed to such rational approaches and have since moved
from the Gospel Truth to believe other “truths”.
The distortion of the Gospel has greatly affected the faith of
many Christians and to non Christians it has created a high hedge hindering
them from interacting let alone accepting the Gospel message. Such Gospel
twists have become the focal point of preachers, ministers and pastors in
sermon delivery. Examples of such Gospel deformations include the Prosperity
Gospel that lays emphasis on financial blessing
as the will of God for
Christians, and that faith, positive speech, and donations to Christian
ministries will always increase one's material wealth. And Liberation Gospel that
lays emphasis on liberation from unjust
economic, political, or social conditions and comes with slogans like “stop
suffering”. Although the gospel promises prosperity and liberation, the
heightened gospel messages leave the Christians cheated and the world disappointed.
The modern church is in a predicament.
The question is whether to move with the crowd and retain the majority under a
false Gospel presentation or to remain true to the Gospel of Jesus Christ as
the savior and true hope of the world at the expense of being unpopular.
Consequently, the quandary tightens as the church and the Christians battle on
how to remain relevance in changing times and how to address the differing
Gospels that have been trumpeted by some churches. The solution lays on preaching the holistic gospel regardless of the
popular trends and the individual Christians seeking to understand the Bible.
Jesus in speaking to Simon Peter
in Luke 5:4 he commands him to do two things: first to launch into the deep in the light of day. This was a call for the
fisherman to be different. The best time for fishermen to launch was at
the dead of night as they are assured of a great catch. However, Christ knew
that being different would ready their hearts for a miracle- the impossible. By
application, Christ is telling us that we must be different in the world and
that our faith must be exercised in the open.
Secondly, Christ asks Simon Peter
and his colleagues to let down their nets
for a catch. This was a call for the fishermen to be obedient. It was only
logical and rational that in the light of day they would only catch a handful
of fish if not none. But their being different and obedience lead them to a great
catch- a miracle. I application, Christ has called us to bring results
in our evangelism. In obedience to Christ, we must share our faith with others
in the market place.
In the contexts that God has
placed us, the Church and more so the Christian must first endeavor to be different.
The difference comes about by the transformation within us when we accept Jesus
as our Lord and Savior; where our minds are renewed to be like Christ (Romans
10:9-10; Romans 12). The difference comes from our understanding and
appreciation that we are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a
people belonging to God to declare the praises of him who called us out of
darkness into his wonderful light (1 Peter 2:9). We are set apart, consecrated
for God’s use in the world. We therefore
must leave the popular and be given to godliness, a passionate pursuit of holiness
and righteousness through spiritual disciplines like prayer, study &
meditation of God’s word and fellowship with other like us.
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