Dear everyone who professes to be Christian,
We cannot be silent about our faith. We cannot live a life without evangelizing. We cannot live a life without standing up for Christ. A problem I have found in the Church that I would like to address is the silence of Christians. This is a huge problem growing because of the society we live in. We live in a society where sin is growing and corrupting lives of many. We live in a world where the right is wrong and the wrong is right. Christians are afraid of being judged by everyone else. We need to change that. I understand the feeling of wanting to fit in. I understand the feeling of wanting people to like you. I’m pretty sure everyone does. But here’s the thing, when you are a Christian, you are not of this world. You’re only in this world, you’re not supposed to be of it. You are supposed to be separated by the sinful nature. I have a couple verses I want to share with all of you. These verses are very clear to what its saying.
Psalm 118:6 – “The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
John 15:18 – “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.”
2 Corinthians 4:4 – “Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.”
These are very straight forward verses. The first verse says what could man do to them since the Lord is on their side. We should all think like this! This verse isn’t saying you won’t go throughhard times or won’t get hurt by man, its saying the Lord is on my side so why should I be afraid of man? The second verse says how Jesus Christ was first hated and that we shouldn’t be surprised if they hate us. The third verse says who the ruler of this world is, Satan. He is the influence of all sinful things. These are all radical views, but it’s something we should all have. Jesus Christ is our rock and if we put our faith in him, we will be able to withstand anything, no matter what circumstance. Do not be afraid of man. Do not be afraid of what the world thinks of you. Cause if you have Jesus Christ none of that matters. Life is temporary, eternal life isn’t. Brothers and sisters, I understand the world. But fear not, the Lord is with us. Trust in God, pray to him daily, and spend time with him! Don’t be afraid to share your faith! Share it till you die! Share it like your life depends on it! Jesus says to spread the Gospel to the ends of the Earth! So do it.