Thursday, December 22, 2011

Why Christianity? Why Tebow?

Why does the media think it's ok to mock Christianity when other religions are taboo?
Poor Tim Tebow has been the catalyst of many a debate and, to the best of my knowledge, all he's tried to do is live his faith while performing his career. Is it that Tim Tebow himself has in some way made a mockery of Christianity? No, in fact, he's done the opposite. He's shown the nation a sincere Christian, unfortunately, they're unaccustomed to such a sight.
Christians as a whole have presented a face to our nation of half-heartedness. We're willing to follow our Lord, but only on Sunday morning. When we leave the walls of our church buildings and enter into the World we find ourselves falling into the common sins in which our unsaved counterparts indulge. We are careful never to offend anyone, and “push” our beliefs in their face. Therefore, we refrain from acknowledging that there is only one standard of right and living, that standard found in God's Word. We refrain from acknowledging that you can only have a personal relationship with God, and see Eternal Glory through Jesus Christ, and Him alone! We do not want to make others uncomfortable by living a holy life in front of them, so we, generously (note the sarcasm), refrain from living a life that is separate, set apart solely for the glory of our Lord. We instead indulge in all Worldly pleasures and our church is much like that of the church in Corinth.
"I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person." - I Corinthians 5:9-13

We have accepted sin into our fold, we have not cast out the sin, and now, perhaps irreversibly, our lump has become leavened altogether.
The side effect of this leavening has been that those outside of our religion do not see it as an authentic belief system, they don't see it as truth, they see it as a wishy washy club full of hypocrites, and, sadly, they're more often than not, correct.
Let us boldly live a holy, separate life. Let us not proclaim Christ's name, yet reject his statutes, presenting sincere examples to those unbelievers who see Christianity as merely a joke.
Let's give Tim Tebow some company!

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