“Passivity equals Captivity” Passivity is a curse…especially to those who “stand” with Christ, and the standards He set forth. Jesus didn’t come along and say…”Hey ya’ll, I’d really like to have all my people home, so we gotta be real nice to them and tell everybody we love ’em so they’ll feel better and come home”
We’re quick to let people know about salvation under Jesus, and the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord, but we leave out the first part of that message, which is the wages of sin is death! God forbid we offend someone with THAT! We should be of the frame of mind..I want you to spend eternity with me, basking in the Love of Jesus to the point that if they go down any other road than the one Jesus told us to go down, then we should be pulling out all the stops to make sure that they hear the Message of Eternal life! Jesus Himself said it in Matthew 7, “Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires total attention. ” and in the NIV/KJV.. it says “and few there are that will find it!”
James 4:4 says “whoever wishes to be a friend to the world makes himself an enemy of God”
Yes, we are to love our neighbor, love the person that Christ died for, but to hate their sin. Not sugar coat it, not avoid it, not turn our heads. Sin is evil and God hates it, Jesus even said to the church of Laodicea, in Revelation 3 “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.”
When Christ trained His disciples and to those who carried on, it meant to faithfully and boldly represent Christ, even when it came as a risk to do so!
Today we define being Christlike as being “nice and quiet.”
If that is the case, even Christ, wasn’t Christlike. He called a spade a spade, and sin for what it was, SIN. The Church is sugar coating it’s message to “gain souls”!!
If I offended you, then please take a step back and think about what I’m saying.
to my brothers and sisters, I’m saying,
“I love you, and the time is too short to be passive in your walk. Stand up for Jesus and Step up and be that light Christ called you to be”
To the ones that have not acknowledged Jesus as they’re Savior, and thing that they can do it all on their own. I am saying, “I love you, and I don’t want you to spend eternity in darkness, I want to see you enjoying the presence of Christ now… and again in God’s kingdom for eternity.”