Today, Christians are still working to combat human rights abuses and to promote  the welfare of all people. As they preach the Gospel around the world, they are  digging wells, planting crops, giving clothes, dispensing medicine, and  providing education for the destitute. This is as it should be. There is a sense  in which the Christian has no “rights” of his own, because he has surrendered  his life to Christ. Christ “owns” the believer. “You are not your own; you were  bought at a price” (1  Corinthians 6:19-20). But God’s authority over us does not negate God’s  image in us. Our submission to the will of God does not annul God’s command to  “love your neighbour as yourself” (Matthew  23:39). In fact, we serve God most when we serve others (Matthew 25:40).