The museum of Idolatry once posted several examples of some new, evangelistic outreach ministry ideas at Flirt To Convert at A Little Leaven. Think about it; Christian young people can fulfill the Great Commission by "hooking up" with unbelievers in order to share the Gospel. Hot looking young Christian women have an advantage in the work of evangelism because of their looks.
Really? An advantage? Where does it say that in the Bible?
Actually this isn't new new at all. I have a relative who often bragged to me about his many sexual conquests. He boasted about how his favorites were the single “Christian” women who really believed that they could be a “witness” and “minister” to him until, in the height of emotion and the heat of passion, their “testimonies” were destroyed and their professions were mocked.
This is “Relational Ministry” run amok. This is the inevitable end of “Friendship Evangelism.” This is the result of well-meaning but disobedient Christians who think they know better than God and ignore His command to be separate from the world.
Look, I know some are going to be really angry with me for what I am about to say BUT there are always inevitable consequences of every action. They may be good, OR NOT, but there are always consequences. When you drive down a road you will end up “down the road.” When you dive into a pool you will come up wet. And when you sleep with pigs you will wake up stinking.
"Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God." James 4:4-5
"Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing" II Cor. 6:14-17
first published 8/14/08