Updated: Sep 29, 2019
Let's not lose our DIFFERENCE
2 Corinthians 6:17 "Come out from among them, and be separate".
“ Don’t be afraid of being different, be afraid of being the same as everyone else. ”
There is something so concerning and worrisome about seeing Christians that act like the world. Then again, 75% of America claims to be Christian. Maybe you'd agree with me that the country should be in a much better condition if that statistic was actually true. One of the main issues we're dealing with is that the majority of confessing 'Christians' aren't actually christian. Titus 1:16 says 'They claim to know God but by their actions they deny Him.' That verse still rings true today!
What happens when the church isn't different? An Identity Crisis breaks out. Why? Because Christians are spending all of their time trying to be like the world. And when the world is in crisis and needs help, they don't want to come to the church because the church is no different from them. It reminds me of 1 Samuel chapter 8. God had intended for the Israelite's to be DIFFERENT. God wanted Himself to be their leadership and rule. But unfortunately Israel went ahead and asked for a king, and their reason was BOGUS. They wanted to be like the other nations.
1 Peter 2:9 "But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light."
"Be different so that people can see you clearly among the crowds."
Church... Let us walk different, Let us talk different, Let us BE DIFFERENT!