Christ’s New Order for a New Order

“Let us do good to all men, but especially to believers, fellow members of God’s family with you.” (Gal 6:10 )

What is our mission?  In the 1970’s, during a controversy over the church’s mission, Dean Heckel, a highly placed layman in a Presbyterian denomination, addressed the issue at a worship service. “Why do we debate the church’s mission?” he asked. “We all know what it is. It’s the love commandment of Jesus Christ, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and your neighbor as yourself.”

Heckel got it right, but also got it wrong. Continue reading