Friday, March 23, 2012

Worldly Christianity?

I've been thinking a lot about Christianity and what it really is all about.  For instance this is how people now seem to equate Christianity:

  1. Tim Tebow.  A football player who prayers by the sidelines and thanks his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
  2. Billboards that say "Why you should accept Jesus' friend request."
  3. Wearing shirts that say "Satan Sucks" or "WWJD."
Now, that doesn't mean that any of these things in and of itself are bad...  I don't necessarily agree with all of them, and none of them am I a particular fan of.  But this is how Christianity equates itself now.  It's all about who has the loudest voice.  All about the biggest fad.  And oftentimes they aren't "bad"...they just are not the "best."

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 states: "That you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, that you may walk properly toward those who are outside and that you make lack nothing."

I have noticed the majority of Christianity wants to be accepted and mainstream by the entire community.  But in Thessalonians, we see that this is not how God destined Christianity to actually be.  We are to lead quiet lives and to let our actions be more than our words.  It is not about being the best football player, the best billboard, or the best phrases.  It is about our actions and quietly living for Christ.

1 comment:

  1. So many times I see Christians display their Christianity in a way that has the appearance of wanting to draw attention to one's self instead of to the Lord. What Would Jesus Do? Shirts and other such things are everywhere, but seeing people actually live out what they believe is very rare. Excellent post, Lisa.