I have little hesitation in condemning substandard Christian work, as it is an insult to God and his standards of excellence — but only to be expected, if you think the world will soon be destroyed soon, that Satan is the king and master of the world, and that everything that the righteous do is damned to failure.
In opposition, I believe that
“A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.” — Proverbs 13:22
“For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be.
But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.” — Psalm 37:10-11
After all, in Matthew 13 it is the tares that – after they are fully grown, and easily distinguishable from the wheat – are taken away to be burned forever. The nourishing and blessed wheat remain to fill the earth, giving good crops to God the Landowner.
Since God wins, and Satan loses, it angers me when Christians do slap-dash, inferior work. It brings shame on the One whose name they carry, and a poor testimony to the power of Christ the King, who – enthroned in heaven – rules the world today.
But on the other side of the coin, I will commend Christians who do good work – and the Windows game Kings of Israel is worth mentioning.
Sure, such games with a very limited audience is not going to reach Call of Duty or Civilization V levels of play. But great works of excellence starts with small works of decent quality… coupled with a drive for improvement, learning from better games, and a desire to aim higher than before.
From the comments:
Further, there is a hidden, Biblical lesson Strategic Spoiler: It doesn’t matter how many altars you build or how much sin you preach against, if you don’t tear down false idols, you cannot free the kingdom. I’ll let you draw your own analogy from this game’s parable.
“In order for the good guys to win, the bad guys must lose.”
The Compassionate Ones who Rule certainly understand this. I wonder when Christians will pick up on the concept…