Monday, 12 May 2008


While thoughtful non-Christians should be encouraged to ‘change their beliefs to fit their practices’, the Church also needs to be evangelised so its members ‘change their practices to fit their beliefs’, Sri Lankan theologian Vinoth Ramachandra told delegates at this year’s Baptist Assembly. Taking Matthew 5.43-48 as his text, Dr Ramachandra said, ‘The Gospel is not about my need and how God sorts it out. It is about the world and what the triune God will do for the world – heal it, restore it, and reconcile the world to himself.’ Dr Ramachandra also called on delegates to build friendships with neighbours of other cultures and traditions and to be aware of the impact of the world’s economic systems upon the global climate.

Source: The Baptist Times (8/5)

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