Choose Your Faith

Over the years people have forgot how to defend Jesus. Due to this, Christian life has largely become a social status, a secondary way of being. Only few understand what it means to be Christian and are living their faith in their daily lives. As we covered Here, Here, Here, Here, Here, Here, Here, Here, and Here.

Many non-believers and unfaithful will say it should be secondary. I have even heard many a Christian say so. If living our faith is to be secondary to everything else (work, family, etc), then explain why Muslims, Sihks, Jews, atheists, etc all live their beliefs and faiths in every aspect of their lives. Explain why Christians, until modern history, lived their faith in all aspects of their lives. Our faith, or lack thereof, becomes who we are as an individual and dictates how we treat ourselves and others. If faith becomes secondary, you slowly become unfaithful and have a lack of faith. This lack of faith will turn you into an angry, irritable individual that gets angry when questioned about your faith as you continue to call yourself Christian but only use it as a social status, which leads to a misunderstanding of the very faith you claim to believe in and hold dear.

Brethren, if it is ok for all others to live out their faith, or lack thereof, than why should we be any different? For decades we, as a whole, took a back seat to society. Insodoing, what has happened? Individual churches and entire denominations are so far removed from the faith that they are taking it upon themselves to alter the faith, which is akin to correcting Jesus Christ Himself. How can anyone claim to be a follower of Christ while at the same time acting as if they are of higher status than Christ Himself?

For years the downward spiral of Christendom into a lack of faith, fear of man, and immorality has spun faster and faster and continues to get deeper and deeper. Christendom, more so in the western world, has become nothing more than a disgraceful example of what it’s supposed to be. We are supposed to be brothers and sisters helping one another, yet we seldom help those within our denomination; we are supposed to be an example of a better way of life to non-believers, but pray tell how is this to be accomplished if we ourselves are divided denominationally and inter-denominationally? Only very few Christians today actually help others and only few actually give a shining example of the faith to non-believers.

We are to spread the gospel
Matthew 24:14
And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

Matthew 28:19
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Mark 16:15-16
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

But if you spread the message of Christ in such a way that intimidates people or doesn’t leave room for discussion, why would anyone take you serious? The message of Christ is one of peace and love. All are welcome to come to Christ and join Christendom. Despite personal resentment toward a non-believer community, we are to talk to each individual as their own person. If a bad experience with someone of a community directs you to be angry and bitter towards everyone of said community, how do you expect them to see the true Christ through your immature, unChristian attitude? All you are accomplishing is making all of Christendom look bad through your actions. If you truly are faithful to Christ, you must strive to be Christ-like in all your life and interactions with people, online as well as offline. We are representatives of Christ. Non-believers get their first view of Christendom from how we are as individuals and how we communicate with and treat them.

You don’t have to agree with a certain action or way of life anyone does or has, but you do have to respond with respect and kindness. Most non-believers, particularly today, will not agree with us and convert by the end of just one conversation. It’s a process that takes time. How many of you came to Christ the first time He was presented to you? Many non-believers are such due to a bad experience in the church. Do you want to reinforce that experience or show that that particular church or individual within the church wasn’t a true representation of Christ?

Brothers and sisters, are you no better than the mega-pastors and denominational leaders (todays Pharisees)? Are you of such little faith than you will follow in the alteration and annihilation of Christs message? Are you nothing more than a “social Christian”? Or are you truly a follower of Christ?

If you dare to suggest you are a follower of Christ, then stand up and defend Christendom. Live your faith in every aspect of your life. Learn how to share the message of Christ with dignity, show kindness and respect to others as you teach them the message.

Keep Your Faith
Mark 11:22-24
And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive [them], and ye shall have [them].

Luke 1:37
For with God nothing shall be impossible.

It is understandable that many of you are looking at current events and getting a bit nervous about what tomorrow will bring. Things are getting ugly real fast. But all of this was prophecied to happen. What is happening in the world is not a reason to give up your faith, but to grow in your faith. All of us are being tested. If you give up before the test is over, you never had faith to begin with.

Everyone was against the early Church. Did that stop them from spreading? Did that stop them from growing in faith? The answer should be an obvious no, for if they had given up, we wouldn’t have what remnants of the faith remain today. In the Middle East and Africa people are being killed daily for their faith in Christ. Is this stopping them? Are they giving up? No. Christianity is actually growing in these regions, albeit underground in some nations.

So, brethren, why then are Christians in the western world so quick to give up at the slightest bit of intimidation? The answer is simple, it is because those that are giving up never had faith to begin with.

There is no reason to fear
Matthew 5:11-12 KJV
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

John 16:33 KJV
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

2 Timothy 1:7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Fear is a human emotion, but one that may be overcome through faith. If you are truly faithful, you will know there is no reason to fear any action that may be taken against you because Christ is with you.

Brethren, we have a job to do. Despite popular belief, shifting worldviews to match that if society will not accomplish anything other than the loss of freedom. If you truly wish to remain free, you must first remain true to Christ. If you truly seek to help others, you must address them with respect. If you truly have faith, you will live your faith. You don’t need to be a “Bible thumper” to live your faith. You simply have to live as Christ had. Your actions will be proof enough of your faith. When someone does question you about your faith, answer with dignity and respect.

The life or death of Christendom, large part, depends on us. Will we stand up for Christ or will Christendom as a whole continue to allow the message to be altered and watered-down umtil it finally ceases to exist? Brothers and sisters, the choice is yours. Choose wisely.

Titles of links
Defend Jesus Christ
The Lost Christians
Problem Within Modern Christendom
Sheeple
Persecution
Christendom: Time To Unite
Time To Stand
A Call To Return
Time To Choose A Side
A Call To All Christians

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About Rev. Dr. Red
Minister, Public Speaker, Founder/Sr. Pastor of Spiritual Messiah Ministries, Founder of Spiritual Truth Movement & Coalition, Fisherman, Independent Marketer.

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