Paulâ€™s main admonition in his short letter to Titus was that he should both teach and speak the things that accompany soundness and steadfastness â€“ and so that admonition follows to us as believers. We also are to speak and to do the same things, the type of things that, if followed, might end up getting us known for being â€œrock solid.â€ To do otherwise would net nothing with God, and certainly wouldnâ€™t work towards improving anything here. And if we go on thinking that, as Christians, we can continue to do the same selfish and contrary things we have always done and that we will somehow manage to be useful and acceptable before God, then we are seriously deluded.
“The first thing I ask is that people should not make use of my name, and should not call themselves Lutherans but Christians. What is Luther? The teaching is not mine. Nor was I crucified for anyone . . . . How did I, poor stinking bag of maggots that I am, come to the point where people call the children of Christ by my evil name?”
We must lead people to Jesus, not preachers’ personalities or denominations. In a world where some preachers are looked upon like rock stars, we must not forget that life is all about Jesus, not us. We are Christians…nothing more and nothing else.