I remember my older brother, not the oldest being bullied by a neighbor. His name was Fat Raymond (name changed) in the neighborhood. The reason being because at 10 years old he looked like a junior sumo wrestler. I was 7 and my brother was 10. I have no idea how this neighbor of ours and my brother got into a brawl but seeing that my brother wasn’t doing to well I got involved. Needless to say he tossed us around like salad. We both went home bruised and battered but we did fight. We didn’t allow him to just bully us.
In The Book of Jude, he warns believers then and now that there will be many contradictions and falsities where CHRIST is concern and that we must Contend or fight for the faith. He instructs us not to only fight for the faith, but to fight for fellow believers as well.
Times are becoming so that it is not politically-correct to be a believer. We must act like the world, think like the world and walk like the world when Jesus warned us to be the opposite. Many opportunities arise in a daily basis where we have to refute some level of untruth. We do not always have to be aggressive and nasty to others. Jesus tell us to ” be wise as a serpent, but harmless as a dove”.
Being religious is never going to win others to CHRIST. Being offensive on purpose will not win others to CHRIST. LOVE and truth is the one of the ways that as discipled we share who CHRIST is.
So, we do not have to be seminary students, pastors, or theologians fir we all have a responsibility to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to fight for what we believe in as it pertains to God’s Kingdom. Might not be popular or politically correct but we are not called to follow the world.
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