So I was just thinking of what it means to be a christian, a follower of Christ. Realizing that most people don’t want to be affiliated with the religious group “CHRISTIAN” .
Thinking more deeply about it, I realized how sad it truly is.
I mean, we should be the light of the world , you know, shining Jesus’s light in this dark world.
Unfortunately, we want to shine to ourselves…THE IRONY!
Apparently, some research was done about what most people think about Christians and the responses were that Christians are pretentious, hypocritical and judgmental.
Yikes, THE IRONY!
The lord Jesus did not call us to hang out with each other. I mean ” The perfect Christian” NO!
The lord called us to GO into the world and tell people of His love. Not to judge the homosexuals, the atheist but to Love them.
Go therefore[a] and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Matthew 28:19 (NJKV)
God expects you first of all to make disciples and it’s definitely not be secluding ourselves but by relating with people of all nations and beliefs.
The bible records that our example the Lord Jesus Christ hung out with “sinful people”
The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’But wisdom is justified by her children Matthew 11:19 (NKJV)
If you are thinking, Oh Favour, I don’t want to be controversial.
Well I am sorry for you because you are just being religious and being a follower of Jesus isn’t even about religion. Our lord Jesus Christ was controversial to lots of people.
A great man of God, Reinhard Bonnke said “If you love the praise of men, the criticism of men would destroy you”
Strive to please Jesus and bring more people into His kingdom. People are dying everyday and are going to Hell. Jesus came to die so that He could stop that.
You call yourself His follower, how are you helping to promote His cause?
in John chapter 3 , Jesus would not have been able to reach Nicodemus if he did not hang out with Nicodemus first.
Now, I am not saying you should be besties with a person who doesn’t see what you see, because
“Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good habits.” 1 corinthians 15:33(NKJV)
However, remove the “holier than thou” attitude, hang out with people that see things differently , get to see their point and through that you might be able to tell the truth about God’s love though the Holy Spirit.
If you see things differently than I see, then honey, you need to try to see from my point of view.
God loves you for real. The drugs, the alcohol, the pornography. it takes you no where.
You already feel like killing yourself? Depression?
Only Jesus and His love can give your life fulfillment.
Give Him your life today.