What Does It Mean To Become All Things To All People?!?!?!
This is an interesting question when one considers the times we are living in. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 9:22, “I have become all things to all people, that by all means, I might save some.” If this statement is taken all by itself, it seems to imply Paul was willing to do anything to reach the lost. It would also seem to justify Christians living worldly lifestyles, as long as their goal is to “save” someone. Is this true? Should we be willing to become ALL things? Would a Christian be justified in doing drugs to reach people on drugs? Would a Christian be justified in using profanity and crass slang to “speak” to today’s youth? Would a Christian be justified in dressing provocatively because that’s how people in our culture dress?
How about this one, I recently heard someone pose the question, would a Christian be justified in becoming a HOMOSEXUAL to reach out to people in the GAY community? Thoughts??