There’s a growing trend in the church nowadays, and that’s being the world’s friend. We’re constantly out there, trying to make sinners feel better about themselves and what they do, spewing words out of our mouths about love and grace, and leading them to a false god with no judgement or hatred of sin. We are trying our hardest to fit into the world, and be their friends. Over the last few weeks, I’ve seen Christian’s (all from various churches, different states, all over the world. This isn’t a rare thing.) coddle sinners and make them feel better about disagreeing with the Bible. We’re so busy trying to be politically correct, and it is this generations downfall. We are conforming to this world.
I’m just going to get the offensive part of this post out of the way now.
Abortion is a sin. No matter what, it is murder.
Homosexuality is a sin. No matter what, it is an abomonation.
Sex before marriage is a sin. No matter what, it is immoral.
Lying is a sin. No matter what, it is wrong.
Conforming to this world and making them believe in a false god is a sin. No matter what, it is anti-Bible.
I could obviously go on. Let me be clear – I was a lost sinner once. Even as a born-again Christian, I sin. I struggle. I fall into temptation, and I do not deserve Jesus, not even on my best day. I would have never had a chance of receiving salvation if God wasn’t forgiving, loving, and full of grace. Ever. I am not saved by my works, by this blog and what I write, or by people in this world. I am saved by God, because He sent His only Son to die for me on the cross, because He was willing to give up His throne in Heaven to die the most painful death and bear my sins. Jesus paid it all, I just got the free ticket. But here’s the thing…as Christian’s, we are not lost sinners anymore. Oh, no. The Bible says that we are saints. We aren’t better than anyone else, but we are Heaven bound, we are God’s children, the children of the King of Kings, and we are held to a different standard. Would you expect a Prince or Princess to behave like heathens? When we partake in everything the world does, we are sinning. And when we coddle the sinners and accept their sins and their excuses, we are sinning. Not only are we going against God, but we are making them believe in a false god. The god we tell them about is not the God of the Bible.
If a lost person comes to you and starts giving excuses on why they believe a sin is okay, it is NOT your job to accept that answer and comfort them. It is our job to tell them the truth of the Bible, and prepare them for grace. It is our job to stand up for the Bible, stand strong, and not sway from our beliefs. If someone tells you why they believe homosexuality is okay, stand up and preach. the. truth. The Bible gives us so many ways of telling these people, and nowhere in the Bible does it tell us to comfort the sinners in their sin. It tells us to prepare them for grace with the truth, even as hard as it is. When someone tells you why they believe it’s okay for you to have an abortion, you tell them it is murder. When someone tells you why they believe lying, adultery, and everything else is okay….you tell them the truth. Don’t hunker down and become a silent Christian. Don’t be weak.
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Why are we so ashamed and meek about our beliefs? Do you see the world being silent about theirs? Brothers and sisters, we are in the middle of a lost world, full of millions of people going to Hell. And what are we doing about it? We’re petting their heads and telling them how much Jesus loves them no matter what, we’re making excuses for their sins, and letting them walk off feeling good about their sins.
We are killing people and sending them to Hell, and we feel good about it.
We are not called to win the world with flowery speeches, we are called to preach the gospel in it’s entirety, and we are failing.
For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.