As Christians, it’s sometimes hard to stand up for our beliefs. Anymore, the world has become backward; if we say anything to stand up for our beliefs then suddenly, we become the “bad guys.” I’m here to tell you today brothers and sisters in Christ; be bold! Stand up for your beliefs no matter the cost!
There is something extremely twisted when building a wall to protect our country is racist, but murdering babies is now legal. There’s something twisted when having boundaries such as no homosexual content in my writing group is considered discriminating and yet it’s okay to slander someone behind their back. There’s something twisted with America and this world.
There have been times when I thought, “It’s not worth it.” But it is. Every time. We have to continue to stand up for our beliefs because we are the only ones who can. The Bible is God’s love letter to us and it’s a guide by which we are to live our lives. He is Holy. God makes the rules. After all, He created us, the world, the universe, everything inside it so He has every right to tell us how we need to live. Abiding by His standards and obeying His law and spreading the good news of the gospel to others is our purpose here on earth.
With that being said, we are to love others. When you love someone, you tell them if they’re heading down the wrong path. If you and a friend were in a plane 10,000 feet up and they were blindly going to jump out of it, you would warn them first. “Put on a parachute. Trust in it!” You would do whatever you could to keep your friend alive. Friends, this is what we are to do here! There are millions of people about to jump out of an airplane thinking that they can save themselves when in reality, only Jesus Christ can. He is their parachute and we have to tell them about Him.
Today, people think Christians are too judgemental and I agree, some are. But when you love someone you don’t let them just do whatever they want. Parents discipline their children for a reason; because they love them! We need to stop being afraid to be bold about our beliefs to others, to warn them about the path they’re heading down.
Now, that’s no excuse to be rude. Remember, we are all sinners and fall short of God’s glory. Your sin is just as worse as theirs. Don’t forget that you’re a sinner and that you can’t save yourself either. Only belief and trust in Jesus Christ can save you, just like it’s the only thing that can save everyone. So please, I urge you, do not be rude or disrespectful when telling others about Jesus.
Jesus ate with sinners. He spoke with them and loved them. But He himself was sinless. For this reason, I will speak with anyone; I will be nice and kind to them and be their friend, but at the same time, I can’t allow certain types of books into my writing groups and competitions. That isn’t discriminating and it isn’t rude. It’s having guidelines and standing up for what I believe in.
In this society, it’s harder and harder for Christians to be open about their beliefs, but Friend, you are not alone! Be bold!
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