Last week, there was a tragic shooting at a Texas school where over 20 individuals lost their lives.1 Certainly, a time such as this one should consist of mourning for the loss of life and prayer for the families. Individuals should be seeking to help those in grief in any way possible and we should weep with those who weep. However, the Left has taken this as an opportunity to promote their radical anti-gun agenda. This means, my friends, we need to bring back a good old-fashioned term, namely, “scapegoating.”
Over and over again throughout the last few years I have noticed an extraordinary amount of people I know who assert that it seems like our society has lost its collective mind. In some cases, this can be overblown because there are many in our culture who frankly are highly intelligent individuals living in an incredibly biblical manner, to act like they don’t exist is to ignore reality. However, I do believe that those who see a lack of logical, biblical, and clear-headed thinking are on to something. Now, you might be wondering why I as a theologically minded writer care to address this issue? Simply put, I think the issue of a lack of level-headed thinking is indicative of two worldview issues.
Many times Christians ask questions seeking to understand areas such as the mission of the church, what Christ has called us to do on this earth, and how we are called to interact with unbelievers. Central to this line of questioning is the teaching found in the Great Commission. Seemingly, it is most common in our current day to go to Matthew 28:18-20 when discussion of the Great Commission is mentioned (though similar passages are found in Mark 16:15-16, Luke 24:46-49, and Acts 1:8). Let’s take a look at Matthew 28:18-20 which says: