Strangers in a Strange Land


Exodus 2:22
22 And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.

As Christians in modern America, we are truly strangers in a strange land. For those of us in the Boomer generation and older, the strangeness is painfully obvious. This is not an issue of “our generation is better than your generation”, it is an issue of eroding belief in the God who has blessed and kept us throughout all generations.

The issues facing American Christians today are truly black and white in nature. They are issues of morality, integrity, honor, honesty and self sacrifice. These issues are set forth in Scripture as being Godly attributes.

As Christians, and Strangers in a Strange Land, we should be sure of our foundation. If Jesus is your Lord, you know it. You know that Jesus is the only way to God. There can be no wavering on this point. When the media ridicules us on this point, it should not impact us. When other belief systems challenge us, we should not falter.  Jesus is Lord. That is fact.

As Christians, we should always promote the things that God promotes. That means we oppose such things as the killing of innocent unborn children, deviant sexual lifestyles, the removal of God from the public forum, and the substitution of “social justice” for Christian ministry. Every issue we face as Christians should be filtered through the Bible, God’s perfect Word.

Christians should be bold, but not obstinate. Wimpy Christians and beligerent Christians are the bane of Christ’s mission. Jesus came to seek and to save that which is lost. That mission requires Christians who are Christ-like.

I challenge you to be bold. I challenge you to promote Christ in a Christless world. I challenge you to minister in love, and take the actions your beliefs dictate! In this strange land, we can stand for Christ and show His love if we remember our foundation.

Thom

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