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The voice of those who still believe that right is right and wrong is wrong, is being silenced by a society that calls right wrong, and wrong right (Isaiah 5:20). As a consequence, the body of Christ has been deceived into believing a lie — confusing love with tolerance — and the church is suffering an identity crisis because of it. Most Christians don’t even know what a true follower of Christ is supposed to be. Instead, they believe that staying silent and being the world’s friend is what Jesus taught.
God’s Word, however, teaches that to be a friend of the world makes you an enemy of God. In fact, we are called to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world. In Jesus’ day, salt was used as a preservative to slow down decay, and as an antiseptic to kill bacteria in a wound. And light is something that is meant to be seen, not to be hidden — especially behind the guise of political correctness or immorality, just because it’s the popular thing to do.
The church never wins anyone to Christ while behaving like the world. We are meant to be salt and light in our lives, so people will see that we are different. Then the lost will be open to hearing the gospel and receiving the truth. It’s time we understand who we are and realize our true identity is found in the Word of God, not in our culture.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, February 15, 2016 @ 9:06 PM CDT
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