Ashamed of Christ?
“If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.” Mark 8:28
We live in a generation where the border-line demarcating good from evil is becoming fainter and fainter each passing day. Well established foundations and walls erected by our fathers to serve as the pathways to life are totally disregarded and mocked at in the times in which we live.
But if the foundations be destroyed what shall the righteous do says the good book. Ofcourse it is not very surprising what we see and hear in the news and around. Morality has been thrown to the gutters as new systems of believe are quickly springing up everywhere.
Amidst the moral chaos and decadence i can still hear the voice of the Spirit echoing cross the nations; “Who Is On The Lords Side”? Will you, you and you rise up and be counted or slip back into the bed of comfort to avoid confrontations?.
I believe that the society is a reflection of the church we have today; when light bearers refuse to shine the light darkness will have a field. When are ashamed to speak about Jesus to our unbelieving family, friends, teachers, bosses, etc we set the whole society and by extention the nation up for failure.
Remember the thief comes but to steal, kill and destroy. Satan is not afraid of your big grammar, suit or hair do.
Are you ashamed of Christ? you may say no but let me ask you some few question to acertain:
1) How often do you share your faith with unbelievers?
2) Do you feel uncomfortable sharing your faith outside the church settings?
3) Are you shy to talk about Jesus when with friends, family or colleagues?
4) Do you desire others to know Christ and be saved?
“Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you’re not saved yourself, be sure of that!” Charles Spurgeon
We are ashamed of him when we hide our identity as Christians so not to offend our family, friends and colleagues at work. We do not want to be tagged as fanatics or chrefe. We just want to be normal and blend in meanwhile Christianity is not a secret cult. In fact we are commanded let your light so shine before men that they may see our good works and glorify our Father who is domiciled in heaven.
Chameleon Christianity that adapts to a fair weather environment to avoid standing out is counter productive to the course of Christ. We are called to stand for Christ and let our lights shine in the midst of this weaked and perverse generation that want to erase the memory of God from our school, work places and every social stratification.
Let those who profess Christ arise from shame and hoist high the banner of Christ in every nuke and cranny of society that it might also be said of us…we turned the world right side up for Christ in our generation.