by T.B, Chamomile
Clash Daily Contributor
Many of the unsaved in the West perceive Christians not as mean, rude and disrespectful, but rather, as misguided, good-for-nothing, naive and illogical. Some of the people who deeply revere Christianity are secularists themselves. As harsh as it is, more often than not, the Church and Christians in the West have become misguided about what the true Church should be, making themselves irrelevant to modern secular society.
This is because they have been fooled by Lucifer into thinking they are seeking Truth when the in fact, are deceived. Most cannot even identify the evils of the modern world such as usury and postmodernism, let alone understand how they are evil and why they should even be resisted. They do not even understand what Apostle Paul meant when he said: “Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them.“(Ephesians 5:11) This essay is the first part of a series that explores what is wrong with the modern Church from a Biblical perspective.
Christians, of all people should have the highest understanding of morality because they have accepted Jesus as the Ultimate Sacrifice of all sins, and hence the Bible, the ultimate moral authority, as the only truth. However, many cannot even see the corruptness of the modern global debt system and usury, an abomination in the eyes of God (Ezekiel 18:13). They cannot see how the family and church are being attacked by governments, the media, academia and radical political groups. They dismiss any claim that paedophilia will become socially acceptable in the future as implausible.
Whenever you tell them how society will become more sexually permissive (read: immoral), they either feel sympathy for you and tell you how it is just part of the fallen world, implying that it is not something to fight against, or lecture you about not being judgmental. They lecture you with the best intentions about not “throwing the first stones” when you even simply mention the social and legal effects of these sins, such as homosexuality. They are misguided about what it means to fight against evil and why it should be fought against. Some even tell you that they cannot judge those who are not Christians, but yet judge those who are, implying that there is a separate set of moral standards for the saved and the unsaved.
These Christians have bought into the lie of tolerance and postmodernism which imply that morality is determined by the individual, not God. This false idea is absolutely against Biblical teaching that morality comes from God and God alone: “There is none righteous, no, not one. There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10-12)
Romans 3:10-12 makes it very clear that none is righteous by nature. All humans are unrighteous by nature, which does not mean that humans are not capable of doing good works or even acting morally. In fact, many non-Christians have strong moral values and teach good moral values. However, it is not possible for these people to be righteous by God’s standard because they have not been born-again in the spirit of God. Some people have sought for God and been saved at an early age not because of a natural desire to be with God, but because of the realisation that one is obliged to repent.
Although people can act with righteousness, none can be truly righteous without God. Only when one chooses to obey God can one be made righteous. It is an individual choice as to whether one wants to repent of one’s sins and be saved. “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:19-20)
Everyone believes that God exists deep down inside and those who continue to live in sin make their own choice to do so. Thus, Christians who say that he or she should judge a person who is not a Christian by one standard, and judge a person who is a Christian by another standard, are severely misguided because the Bible makes it clear that the unsaved choose to be unsaved and unrighteous, whereas those who are truly saved have chosen to repent and seek righteousness.
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The Beautiful Chamomile is a university student from Australia. She blogs at http://fightingtheevilsofmammon.blogspot.com.au/. Her interests are in history, economics, law and philosophy. She loves God, family and community. TB Chamomile believes that only true wisdom comes from God and seeks to lead the way in getting rid of the “cloud of repression” formed by false doctrines of the modern world. She loves fighting the feminists and other false prophets.