Soldiers of Biblical Reformation

Advancing Christ's authority in life

You can be a light to others.

Have you ever wondered if you were doing enough for God?  Have you been convicted by God’s Spirit to make better investments in eternity? 

 

If so, you may have also realized that the Great Commission does not invoke a prayer of salvation, nor does it even ask men to “accept Jesus into their hearts.”  Instead, this mandate from the Creator calls for the making of disciples.  It asks for people who will come into personal fellowship with God and live His glorious character.

 

When a sinner comes to Him, Christ does not merely change how that sinner is seen in the eyes of God, but who he truly is.  Christ’s blood is powerful enough not only to forgive us from sin, but to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (I John 1:9).  This cleansing has results in the real world.  What does that look like?  How can we picture the life that is effective for God – and carry it out?

 

Christ told us, “You are the light of the world.  A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matt. 5:14-16 NKJV)  All good things come down from the Father of lights (James 1:17).  Through doing good, we in turn send God’s light out among men.  This is the general mandate for every follower of Christ.  We need to practice it!

 

But the mission given us becomes more specific.  The Great Commission builds on Christ’s picture of light and leaves no question as to the duties of the church.  Our Lord states, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on Earth.  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things - everything I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.  Amen.” (Matt. 28:18-10 NKJV)

 

If we are honest with ourselves, we will face a chilling fact: little of this commission is being fulfilled today.  Disciples of Jesus Christ are rarely being made, and where they are, they are not being led to observe everything Jesus commanded.  Who will “be strong” and “do exploits” (Dan. 11:32) for the kingdom of God as He wills for us to do? 

 

If we truly know God, the fire of His holiness and majesty should light a fire in us as well.  But like in Laodicea, apathy and lukewarmness has become the norm and zeal for God has become the exception (Rev. 3:16).  Indeed, there is a famine in the land for the hearing of the words of the Lord (Amos 8:11). 


We need to reignite our desire to serve and magnify Jesus Christ.  You can be an incredible light to the world if you will focus on His goodness, righteousness, and truth, and live it out.

Real world issues

Fulfilling the entirety of the Great Commission means we understand and obey each of its five elements:

1. All authority is given unto Me
2. Make disciples of all nations
3. Baptize them into the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost
4. Teach them to observe all things I have commanded
5. Lo, I am with you always

These five elements have real-world implications.  It looks like something.  What issues stem from a proper fulfillment of Jesus' mandate?  Here are several examples we at SBR are endeavoring to address.

1. Biblical Supremacy: Creation, Bible Preservation, Faith, Government
2. Repentant Mind and Heart: Love, Soberness, Worship
3. God's Transforming Work: Purity, Bible Meditation, Divine Consistency
4. Righteousness in the World: Marriage, Education, Decision-Making, Communication
5. Christ-Centered Church Model: Spiritual Warfare, Leadership, Fullness of Joy

How you can get involved

SBR encourages you to take action for the glory of God.  The first and most important way to do so is to commit your life fully to God.  If you have not, be baptized.  This is the Biblical symbol of death to self and new life in Christ.

If you would like to gain rewards in eternity, there are many ways you can do so at SBR. 

First, we go out to evangelize every Friday night around 7pm at the Reedy Falls Park in Greenville, South Carolina, or at Pritchard Park in Asheville, North Carolina. You're encouraged to join us as a laborer for the harvest!  Please call Josiah at 864-420-7933.

Second, you're invited to our regular meetings each Saturday evening at 7pm at The Scriptorium in Taylors, SC.  These fellowships will equip you to confess Jesus as the Creator.  They will also motivate you to stay focused on Him in life, reading His Word and meditating on it, and growing into His nature.  We often share games, food, and testimonies.  The address is 3501 Rutherford Rd. Extension, Taylors, SC 29687.

Third, you can become a designated SBR representative in your church or school.  We'll supply you with resources that will educate and inspire your friends to serve Christ in each jurisdiction.

Finally, you can contribute financially toward the cost of our events, publications, and media.  Please contact us below if you would like to send a gift.

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