Radical Individualism-Part Seven
We have shared some hard words about Radical Individualists and Radically Individualistic ministries. We have also shared on the need of unity among Christians and churches. Some may feel that we have overemphasized unity, others may feel we have been too hard on churches or ministries. I now share my own story and where God has taken me in my journey.
I have a burden for the unwanted, unlovely, cast outs of society–the lost, backslidden, and those who struggle in their walk with Jesus. These tend to be people who live radical lives and don’t like the status quo. Many times to reach these people you need to be radical and be willing to go to the ‘front lines’ of the battle to reach them. Often in most churches this violates the status quo. Passionate, radical people make leadership feel uncomfortable. So leadership is slow to release these people into ministry. So, those who want to reach the radically addicted and lost, will just go and ‘get the job done’ or they will not do much of anything but grumble and complain and waiting to be ‘released to do ministry’. They get caught up in conflicts instead of doing what God has called them to do.
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