We Are Christians!
As one looks around on facebook, and other social networking sites, they can see what religion people call themselves. It seems like all the Christian college kids, and many of the so called “evangelicals” today think it’s really witty and smart to use terms such as “Jesus follower”, “Christ follower”, “Child of God,” “Daddy’s Girl” and other nonsense. Why are people so ashamed to just say “CHRISTIAN”? Acts 11:26 says that we “were first called Christians at Antioch” when Paul and the rest of the Apostles were preaching everywhere. This is who we are!
Is it somehow cooler to say Jesus Follower instead? It seems pretty pretentious. Are we so postmodern now and enlightened that we “follow the WAY of Jesus” now instead of the Bible? This tactic of using other terms for the body of Christ are none other than a way to mash up doctrine, theology, and mix other false religions into one. This is the way the postmodern church is heading in order to create a false unity that does not include biblical Christianity. People would rather contextualize their idea of the Bible to fit a culture, or false religion so they can feel satisfied that people are now saved. In reality, a culture and a false religion should be contextualized to fit Scripture!
Another term these types use are about the lost. The terms “the unchurched,” or “seekers” are used to describe people dead in their sins. Postmodern church people think it’s not politically correct to say sinner or lost soul anymore. This is because it might hurt someone’s feelings. Well, the truth hurts doesn’t it? Taking away such Biblical terms like “sinner” and “Christian” are just ways to avoid real truth and produces false evangelism.
These politically correct, “non-judgmental” terms are just going to create more delusional people who don’t realize that they need to repent of their sins and get saved. It seems like Rick Warren and his “market” driven shopping mall Christianity has taken over.
Christians, get real and be BIBLICAL CHRISTIANS. Evangelize SINNERS who have LOST SOULS who are headed to Hell! Don’t leave them in their sins as a means to not hurt someone’s feelngs! Be honest like Jesus was when He said that God is “the One to fear: Fear Him who has authority to throw people into hell after death. Yes, I say to you, this is the One to fear!” Luke 12:5.
Remember the evil you once were a part of and the pit of despair God pulled you out of in His love! You had to “repent and believe” as John the Baptist yelled out in the wilderness! Do not give people false security, and a false conversion. Do not be ashamed to speak the gospel!
Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes.”