What is missing in our Christian life? We are missing truth, knowledge, honesty, facts and faith. Christianity in these days is not easy; we are fighting against a world that has exploded into circumstances and beliefs that we believe are immoral. In the spirit of cohesiveness, we tolerate them even if they go against what the Bible teaches us.
To truly understand our role as Christians in this world, we need to look at what the Bible teaches us about our obligations to serve God and our communities.
1 Peter 4:16 Yet if any man suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. Here Peter is warning us that we may suffer doing our Christian work, but that is acceptable to God.
Colossians 3:17 And whatsoever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. So no matter what the circumstances whatever we do as Christians, we must do so in the name of Jesus giving praise to the Almighty God.
Christians do not conform yourselves to this age but are transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what the will of God is, what is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what that good is, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. When we are tempted by the world’s ways and conform to it, we can get lost in it. And when we get lost and distracted, we lose sight of Christ.
The Bible is literally your map, your guide book, and it’ll set you back on track when you get lost. Everything you do should be according to scripture. Your relationships, good work, activities, schooling, work ethics and later, your marriage and parenting skills, should all reflect Christ’s teaching. Nothing and no one should be placed above Him.
Irrespective of how the world changes in respect to our Christian values, we have one accord: to carry out God’s word.
We may find it difficult at some of the teachings of certain churches, but we must remember that God asked us not to judge and that we should leave all judging to him. James 4:12 There is one lawgiver who can save and destroy: who art thou that judgest another?
Romans 2:1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
Luke 6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
The world is in chaos, not just from the Coronavirus but also from the fact that we live in a time ruled by the Devil and he will do everything to take as many souls as possible. Satan only focuses on corrupting God’s creation as Christian; we have to fight him all the way and never give him control.