Sometimes it Seems People are Passionate about a Cause . . .
. . . but for all the wrong reasons or, even for a cause that promotes evil instead of good.
Definition of radicalism*
I could list such causes from history or even from contemporary sources in abundance: tyranny, crime, cults or sinister movements but, I need only give one monstrous example: radical religion (pseudo religion).
Contemporary global news is often dominated by this.
Terror, bombings, attacks and unspeakable horrors appall civilized people everywhere. The cause itself or its wily leaders seem to have little trouble recruiting people for their agenda. What does this say about people? I often think if only those causes for good could be as effective the causes for evil. I hope it is only an illusion because bad things seem to command more interest than good things. One day Jesus shall return and that day will be the beginning of the end for evil.
If more Christians had great zeal the World would be a different place.
I do believe there are Christians zealous for accomplishing “The Great Commission” so why do they often seem less successful that those with evil agendas? I have come to understand some things, having lived almost seventy years: People want to belong to something; people want to accomplish something; people want to be part of great change. The impulse for such things is normal and part of life and the following excerpts from GOD’s WORD the Holy Bible may help you understand and lead you to better things: what is good and what is pleasing to GOD. These are truly great and worthy of devotion and I hope my life will help lead others to this great thing: Eternal life with GOD because they accept Jesus Christ for their Lord and Savior.
Romans 10:2 ESV
For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.
Philippians 1:27 ESV
Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel,
Mark 16:15 ESV
And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.
Matthew 28:19-20 ESV
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”