After four blogs on a difficult subject, I want to leave you with two important thoughts today.
As Christians, we need to learn how to fight.
We have to FIGHT CONSTANTLY to uphold the truth in our own lives:
“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God” (Philippians 1:9-11).
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15).
And we have to FIGHT GENTLY to share that truth with others:
“And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will” (2 Timothy 2:24-26).
“Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ” (Philippians 1:27).
I will be taking a week off from my blog to take care of some family matters and to work on a fun (I hope) addition to my website. Until I return, fight the good fight fellow soldiers!
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What is my mission as an author? It's a tough question, but I believe the goal dearest to my heart is to help Christians think about what they really believe and then to act as if they really believe it. It all begins with understanding what it means to be a Christian. Then we have to learn to live like a Christian.