Aim of Christian witness

Paul and others struggled against the Jewish Christians to develop a contextualized Christianity for Greek-speaking Gentiles.  In order to do this, Paul had to fight a running battle with many of the Jewish church leaders who felt that it was the job of Christian preachers to simply impose Jewish theological concepts on new converts.  These conservative Jews were the heretics against whom Paul fought for the right for Greek-speaking Christians to have the gospel expressed in their language and culture.  We conclude that it is the intent of God that biblical Christianity be transformed in every language and culture at every point in history. – Charles Kraft

Thought the risk of syncretism is always present when Christians attempt to inculturate Christianity, it is a risk that needs to be taken in order that people experience New Testament Christianity.  Whether in a pioneer situation or after a foreign brand of our faith has been practiced for years, the quest for a vital, dynamic, biblical, contextualized Christianity will need experimenting with new, culturally and biblically proper ways of understanding, presenting and practicing the faith —

Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I was compelled to write to you [urgently] appealing that you [a]fight strenuously for [the defense of] the faith which was once for all [b]handed down to the saints [the faith that is the sum of Christian belief that was given verbally to believers]. – Jude 3

The Sermon on the Mount Carl Bloch, 1890

The Sermon on the Mount
Carl Bloch, 1890

 

 

 

Christian Witnessing

CHRISTIAN WITNESS IN A WORLD OF MANY FAITHS

What Are the Objectives of Evangelism?

 

 

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