Keeping it real

Posted: February 14, 2012 in Teachings
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(Php 4:8 ESV) Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

As Christians we need to be careful about the things that we associate with, support, or align ourselves with. when you profess to the secular world that you are a believer, you immediately put yourself on display. We need to make sure our actions line up with what we say we are. There are many scoffers, skeptics, and would-be Christians that are getting the wrong ideas when we associate ourselves with the ungodly things of this world. We have developed this luke-warm Christianity where it is okay to go see vampire movies, ok to get wrapped up in Hollywood’s affairs, putting ungodly actors and athletes on pedestals an idolizing them, okay to join an organization promoting excessive alcohol consumption or ungodly rock music because they give some money to a hospital. This kind of behavior is inoculating people to the gospel.

I understand that we have to live in this world, and we have to be involved in different things in order to bring people to Christ. But we can meet them where they are without validating it. There is an old song that says “what you are speaks so loud I can’t hear what say.” True Christians are so few and far between these days and since most people don’t ever read a Bible, they are going to form their opinion of what a Christian is based on YOUR lifestyle and YOUR actions. Does your lifestyle tell people you are a believer, or are there people who you see everyday that would be shocked to find out you’re a Christian? If you were arrested for being a Christian would there even be enough evidence to convict you?

I am not trying to condemn anyone, we just need to get stirred up every now and then lest we settle to the bottom. So get stirred up and go tell someone about Jesus today!!!

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