We are not called to think like everyone else, act like everyone else, be like everyone else or do what everyone else does. We are called, created, to be individuals standing on one truth-the Word of God.
So, why are so many adopting a “group think” mentality and attempting to look like the masses in order to be accepted by the world?
The Word says we are, “not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world”. The very next thing Jesus says is, “therefore the world hateth you” (John 15:19).
The world hates light because light shines upon what the darkness wants to hide, yet it seems as if the church is doing everything it can to make the world love it by hiding its light and aligning itself with the ways of the world.
Jesus Himself was betrayed, abused, beaten and killed because of His stance on Christianity, so why do we think we can make the world love and accept us as Christians? Why do we believe that if we give in to the ways of the world we will be accepted by the world and be able to keep our Christian ownership?
To give in to the world means to let go of God.
If they killed the Son of God, who healed the sick, raised the dead, helped the broken hearted, depressed and forlorn, what makes us believe we will be treated any differently?
I have watched the church chip away at its foundation, stop standing on its platform and stay silent on pertinent issues because our foundation offends, our platform upsets and our voice insults. So, we have begun to mingle with the crowds in order to look like, and be accepted by, the masses, which is not only wrong, but sinful.
We have stopped standing on biblical truths under the semblance that the truths are now “political”’ rather than “spiritual”.
We have put barriers in front of our buildings because we believe in medical “specialists” above believing in the promises of our Father.
We have looked to government as our guide and allowed them to dictate what we can and cannot say behind a pulpit and when we can and cannot gather to worship.
We have accepted the new norms and betrayed the norms of our spiritual ancestors, the men and women who died in order for us to know the truth of the gospel.
We have shunned humility and mocked purity.
We pick and choose which parts of the bible fit into our lives and ignore the verses that bring about any type of conviction.
We mute ourselves when it comes to calling out sin and demonic activity and cower in the background even though we know we have been called to stand and fight.
We are in a battle for the life of the church yet so many Christians are content to remain asleep.
I am done watching the church give in to the ways of the world.
I am done staying silent on biblical issues, regardless of what the political system may say.
I am done looking to weak pastors to lead us out of this darkness.
I am done consenting for Christians to call themselves a servant of God yet do nothing, say nothing and be nothing like or for the Lord.
Why are there so many who refuse to stand on truth?
Why are there so many who reject biblical principles?
Why are there so many who turn their backs on the reality of the Word?
Why are so many so very quick to accept the ways of the world and deny the ways of the Word?
If faith without works is dead (James 2:17), why are there so many dead Christians?
“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?
Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?
In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.“
-James 2:14-17 (NIV)