Light to the Nations: Social Principles that Rock the World – January 19, 2020

Rev. Dr. Mark Lansberry preaching

Isaiah 49: 1-7  He says, “It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the survivors of Israel; I will give you as a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.” (Isaiah 49:6)

From the beginning, social holiness has been a core theme of Methodism. In his preface to the 1739 hymnal, John Wesley was insistent that “the gospel of Christ knows of no religion but social; no holiness but social holiness.” The writer of the Gospel of James said, “Faith without works is dead.” Our social principles share one thing in common…they are there for the common good of humankind, and they, like MLK, Jr., dream of a world where God reigns.