The Native Tourist
reformed/biblical observations on Christianity and culture

Friday, June 04, 2004
What the Cultural Mandate Is Really all about
Chuck Colson in a recent Breakpoint seriously misconstrues the core meaning of the cultural mandate when he says:

"If Christians do not seize the moment and act on the cultural commission, there soon will be no culture left to save. But when we do our duty, we can change the world."

This a common mistake. The cultural mandate isn't about tranforming existing culture. It is about tranforming the earth.

As the "salt of the earth" we may have a responsibility to inhibit our culture from becoming a festering mess. But even if it does crumble to the ground, there will still be plenty of cultural development for Christians to be involved in.

We need to get the BIG cultural picture.