(ChurchLeaders) There is a tendency among evangelicals to misunderstand what following Jesus really entails. We think if we feel in our hearts that our relationship with him is good, it does not matter what we are doing in the rest of our lives. Pastor Glenn Packiam, however, says that true faith is inextricably linked to obeying God—and consequently to fighting for justice on behalf of others.
“Evangelicals are notorious for imagining that the gospels only contain a crucifixion story,” said Packiam in a sermon he preached Sunday evening. “The only thing we know about Jesus is that he died for our sins. That’s great, but he had a lot of things to say about how to live. He had a lot of things to say about caring for the poor and doing justice.”