The forgotten Christian culture


Many in today’s society that has its roots in Christendom live in a false image of what was once Christ’s goal for those that accepted Him as their Savior. Most belief and falsely that by just stating they are “Christian” that they are. This is the furthest thing from the truth, and so since it is opposite that which is holy it is in actuality evil. This is the lie that Satan Himself has nurtured and encouraged.
Since Christianity first came into existence after the resurrection and then ascension of Jesus Christ the church has been challenged to follow the teachings of Jesus and His disciples. This can be seen in the seven letters to the seven churches in the second and third chapters of the book of Revelation.
In today’s society, the lukewarmness of the Christian church is the core element that marks the most that profess to be “Christian.” They go to church on Sunday and then live of the world the rest of the time. This is not what the true Christian culture was meant to be or look like.
1 Peter 4:7 – But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. 8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. 9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging. 10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
This is the culture that is not yet happening, but now must become fact. For we are to seek for philadelphia which is defined as brotherly love, love of Christian brethren. Love of those that have accepted Jesus as their Savior not of all humanity. We are to gather together not just on Sunday morning, but to make an ongoing and continual community that is to be able to help each other every single day of the week, of every month of every year till we either go to meet Christ in heaven or our bodies are buried in the ground.
Romans 12:4 – For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. 6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; 7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching; 8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. 9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; 11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; 12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. 14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. 16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
“In honor preferring one another” meaning over those of the world.
“Abhor that which is evil” meaning to avoid anything that can be considered of the world for the world is the domain of Satan and those that are not of the flock of Christ are to be avoid as much as possible, but since this is totally impossible we are to live in peace with all humanity, but not to embrace the ways of the world.
Now though people would rather embrace the ways of the world and those that are of the world. Many “churches” welcome in the sins of the world which we are told to avoid.
This must end. We must return to seeking to deal only with those that show themselves to be true children of God. Yes help and nurture those that have newly come to Christ. Yes seek out to add to the family of God, but we must remove ourselves form the world or the world will overtake us.
2 Peter 2:20 – For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. 21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
2 Timothy 4:1-5

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