Throughout my spiritual journey as a Christian, I’ve experienced, learned, and discovered my purpose- to serve the Almighty God. Being a Christian isn’t the easiest path you can choose, but I truly believe it’s the right one. Today’s society is very anti-Christian, but I know that even if the world is against me, God will never be.
As it says in Romans 12:2- “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Even though I’m most likely the youngest generation so far, I still have formed my own opinions- one of which is: Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. There are a several points I want to make in this blog post, and in no way am I trying to condemn anyone or be offensive. Society nowadays are very anti-Christian; although, some people may refute that claim- it’s true. Now, not all people are like this, because I know some amazing non-Christians that are nicer than Christians. However, I fear that the growing hatred towards Christianity has quadrupled over the last decade.
A few points that I’d like to point out:
1. Some non-Christians think that Christians are hypocrites by actions such as refusing to go to certain places or act in a way that they don’t like. If anyone refuses to do something, you shouldn’t immediately think that they’re being hypocrites- it’s their personal decision.
2. Christians are claimed as hypocrites because we’re not “loving” or “kind” enough. Not all people can be perfect all the time, nor do we expect humans to be perfect. Christianity isn’t based on “self-perfection.” In reality, we’re one of the only religions that actually claim to be sinners and need grace so that we may be saved.
3. Now, some so-called “Christians are hypocrites, but have you ever considered that they aren’t really Christians? I know a lot of people who claim to have the same faith as me but are openly falling for temptations, going against the Bible, using the Lord’s name in vain left and right, and committing hypocrisy daily. In this case, they are hypocrites. The other reason may be that they’re new Christians that are struggling with their current sins. Christians don’t expect each other to be perfect but personify Jesus Christ in every day life- therefore not sinning. However, we’re still humans- we mess up, find ourselves tempted, and walk in the opposite direction of what God wants us to do.
4. Christians are not all “turn or burn” people. We’re not trying to threaten, force, or condemn you because you’re not Christian like us. If you’re not interested in Christianity at all, then don’t take offense if someone tries to talk to you about it- you can always walk away or refuse the idea- but don’t be rude. Society is already bashing our heads on concrete walls, please be patient and respectful. A lot of Christians “tolerate” you, so “tolerate” them.
5. Everyone’s spiritually growing at their own pace, so don’t expect a new Christian to be able to answer questions that a more experienced Christian can. Even matured Christians may not even know the answers to the questions- we’re just being honest.
6. God is a loving God, and He is a just God! I haven’t read the entire Bible and am not the perfect interpreter (no human is), but I’ve seen this case come up a lot. People like to blame God and Christians by saying, “My (family member/friend/other) was a good person, so why did she/he get cancer/illness/other?” Then, they ask, “If your God is a loving God, then why did this happen?” My answer: yes, he’s a loving God, but he’s also a just God. All the bad consequences roots from the first sin (we are sinners); he’s not the one directing the misfortunes in your life or anyone else’s’. In the Bible, it says that He is loving, but has to punish our sins- in that manner, he acts as the final judge and is just. Since He is perfect; He can’t allow imperfection, but when we accept Jesus Christ into our lives, our slates are cleared and we will live with God forever in Heaven.
Discussions are fine, but please refrain from writing/posting mean, rude, or inconsiderate comments. Also, this post isn’t trying to convert anyone; I’m simple writing what I’ve learned/experienced over the last few years.