A false image


Many, even those within Christendom itself have a misconstrued image of how being a Christian is.
Many think that you go to church once a week, sing a few songs, and say a few prayers and you are set to go to heaven.
Others have this image that being a Christian is a carefree existence of not caring for anything but themselves.
Another image is one of superiority to all that do not accept Christ and if you do not you are to be looked down upon.
I will start with the last few first. This image is as many images of those that do not know or truly understand what is required to be a servant of God placed upon followers of Jesus. Why this is, is mainly due to those that do not truly know the truth projecting their own way of thinking and how they view the world and those in it upon how others cultures are.
Let me explain this better.
There are those that think that Christians are nothing, are stupid, ignorant, just because they disagree with the way they think and feel. So in their minds this is how they see those that call themselves “Christian.” For to them any cultural belief or lifestyle views comes from their own way they view others. This is them projecting their own hatred for all others upon other groups. Just because they hate and demean, they see all others doing the same as they do. This is them living within their own lie so as to make themselves feel good about themselves, it is actually extremely sad when you think upon it some.
This is not how true Christians think. This is not how true Christians act.
Now for the second image.
Being Christian is not carefree, especially when done in the correct concept of salvation. When asking Jesus to be our Savior we are making a contract unto God written in the blood of Jesus Christ. The blood that He shed upon the cross nearly two thousand years ago.
The terms of this contract is to place God first in our heart, our mind and our soul. This means to do every single action in our lives with saying to ourselves: “Is this something that is pleasing to God?”
We also come to a full realization that we are in a corrupt body. For we have not yet been called up to Christ at which time we will put on the incorruptible and the immortal.
What this means is that since we are not perfect, even though saved, we will stumble and fall into sin. Once we realize this and correct it then we can turn to Christ and ask His forgiveness, which he has promised will be given unto all that ask. This is a daily struggle and can at time be frustrating.
This is the transition to the first point.
What many even within Christendom do not know, or acknowledge or have chosen to forget is that if you choose to live in the sin even after accepting Christ and preferring the sin over the saving grace of our Savior then we will be cast out.
Seen by Christ Himself as something that is worse than those that totally deny Him.
Why? For they are in essence spitting upon God and His one and only Son and saying “the way I live is more important than God.”
What is worse is that these are a majority that call themselves Christian. These are the examples those that deny there is a God see. They see these hypocrites and say “see there. This is why I say there is no God.”
This is why the glorified Jesus Christ made it clear that these are to be spit from Him. Lost forever from Him and His Father. The Creator of the Universe.

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