One of the greatest disappointments that Christian’s face is the state of the world in which we live. People indulge about every “lust of the flesh… lust of the eyes… and pride of life…” (1 John 2:16) action they can in pursuit of pleasing themselves. The result of course is the degraded society in which we live. Concerned children of God ponder how they can make a difference and make a better world for all – how they can be a “world changer.” A study of God’s Word gives the answer of course, since it has “all things pertaining to life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3). In Matthew 28:19-20 the risen Lord gives all Christians their marching orders when He commands that we are to “teach all nations”. Our goal is to have them submit to baptism of course, and it is this event that will change their lives. We are told in Romans 6:1-7 that when one obeys the Lord’s commands in this matter they are “dead to sin” (2) and “freed from sin” (7) thus should no longer live in that way. Instead, as we are told in Matthew 28:20, the one who has submitted self to Christ will observe all things He has commanded instead of following the ways of the world.
Yes, one of the greatest disappointments Christians face is seeing people live in the ways of the world. But instead of being discouraged and giving up, we ought to become world changers – we ought to go forth with our marching orders and seek to change the lives of those we can as we work to “teach all nations.”
Jack H. Williams