By Abigail Duren 

Lt. Colonel Dean Pallant, leader of the International Social Justice Commission of the Salvation Army, spoke in chapel at Trevecca on Tuesday morning.

Colonel Pallant and his wife, Eirwen Pallant, are responsible for the work of social justice in 126 countries worldwide, as well as being attached to the United Nations, with his wife Mrs. Pallant being chair of the anti-trafficking task force at the Salvation Army.

The pair both work with victims of various injustices, including victims of human trafficking. They both believe that the restoration programs with which they work all work best when there is a theological foundation to them.

“It’s important to offer the whole gospel to the whole person,” said Mrs. Pallant. “It doesn’t work to just address the psychological, physical, and emotional damage, but to really address everything.”

Colonel discussed how representing God in our broken world requires us to have an understanding of who God is.

“I want to challenge you this morning about your understanding of God,” said Colonel Pallant. “We partner with God in his work of saving his world.”

Referencing the Reverend J.B. Philips’s book, “Your God Is Too Small,” Colonel Pallant questioned the change of the world’s view of God from the 1950’s to now in 2016.

The book was written just after World War II and explores the misunderstood views of God that people held following the war.

Colonel Pallant looked ahead to 2016, and the immature beliefs people still have surrounding God.

“I read last week someone describing God as a ‘heavenly vending machine.’ You put in the right payments and the blessings pour out of the bottom.”

An in-depth look into the Lord’s Prayer made up the rest of the sermon.

“Hallowed does not mean God needs to be Holy. He already is. This prayer is for us to be a holy people and to understand God as holy,” said Pallant.

Pallant spoke on how proud he was that as a university, Trevecca thinks about the kingdom of God being done on earth as it is in heaven.

“That’s why I’m so happy you have a social justice program. So you can have the mind of Christ,” said Colonel Pallant.

Freshman student Alyssa Landreth thought the message was perfect considering what our world looks like today.

“It was such a timely reminder of the way we are instructed to pray for heaven to come to earth, for the kingdom to come here and now.”

 


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08/11/2016 8:35am

The salvation of God is free. Personally,salvation is knowing and accepting Jesus Christ into our hearts. Even though I know that I am a part of what was and what is and what will be, I still understand free will and choice. I go with the flow and "hears" and "feel" more than most people. Salvation is an example of how to behave set by Jesus Christ. It’s not a mysterious religious thing. So a man needs to be saved—delivered from eternal death—and to be given the gift of God, which is eternal life. That is why salvation is necessary, and why Jesus came to the earth as a human being.

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It's saddening to know that the world we live in has a misconception of who God is. For ordinary people, God is someone who gives and pours blessings to those who give back to Him. But that isn't right! God is someone we can depend on. He is what we need in our lives for without Him, we can do nothing! He loves us dearly because He gave His only begotten son Jesus Christ to save us from darkness. So, we should never neglect the love of God being offered to us. Accept that love and change your life!

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12/02/2016 3:35am

It was a real pleasure for me to read this article. Good job!

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03/01/2017 8:20am

I think we need to pay more attention to this problem. How do you think brothers?

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