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Subject: Christian Living

There probably isn’t one of us that haven’t been drawn to a fad or silly craze! Remember the lava lamp, pet rock and the Rubic Cube? One of the more recent crazes has had Silly Bands stretching across the land. As with most fads and crazes, however, we become briefly infatuated; then quickly lose interest.

Unfortunately, the world offers up much more than fads; it presents ungodliness in many forms! Decadence, filth, corruption and wickedness, each cleverly camouflaged to peak and maintain our interest and satisfy our sinful nature, easily draw us into worldly ways. Thus many of us attempt to walk with one foot in the world, one foot in Christianity.

This is a dangerous balancing act! One that is completely disobedient to Almighty God! “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is the good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2) Clearly, Christians are instructed to avoid conforming to a corrupt world and to deny its attractive and hypnotic ways! We are not to pattern our lives – any part of it – in any manner that resembles and/or emulates a godless society! In other words, we are to refrain from looking like the world and completely abstain from mimicking it!

As Christians, rather than conforming, we are to be transformed, but transformed into what? The answer, according to divine Scripture, is a ‘peculiar people’; people who do not conform to the world or its practices. (I Peter 2:9-10; Titus 2:14) Does this mean we are to be strange, weird or eccentric? No! It means Christians are a people belonging to God in a very special manner, especially preserved by God. A people purchased by the shed blood of Jesus Christ! (Ephesians 1:7; John 3:16) A people whose transformation (change) stands out, making us strong witnesses to the lost!

As a ‘peculiar people’, we must be acutely mindful of the need for nonconformity, fully aware of the ungodly things this ugly world has to offer. Being cognizant of the world’s depravity, we must avoid suspicious computer websites, filter reading material, choose appropriate entertainment, monitor television programs, and select and listen to proper God-honoring music. (The modern day electronic marvels such as television, computers, etc. are not an enemy BUT their ungodly use is.)

As a ‘peculiar people’, we are to stand apart, making no concessions with the world! Copying the world’s provocative dress, listening to its ungodly music, partaking of its godless entertainment, speaking with a blasphemous tongue and converting our churches into entertainment centers make us no different from the world!

If ‘imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’, isn’t imitating the world presenting the unbeliever with the impression that Christians are somewhat in harmony, maybe even slightly enamored, with this vile world! Not even a hint of such a notion should ever be put forth! “And we (believers) know that we are of God, and the whole world (secular teachings, ideas, and temptations) lieth in wickedness” (I John 5:19; I John 2:16) As a ‘peculiar people’, we must resist all temptation to mingle worldly practices with godly behavior! (II Corinthians 6:14) Attempting to imic the world is being rebellious toward God and our conduct displeasing to our Lord and Savior! “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world…” (I John 2:15a)

We, God’s ‘peculiar people,” must sidestep today’s watered down Christianity and dodge the invading feel good, self-serving, entertainment based mentality that flirts openly with an unscriptural blending of light and dark. “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” (Colossians 2:8)

We must persistently resist and remain aloof from the secularism that is creeping into every aspect of Christian living! Imitating the world is contrary to God’s infallible Word and overwhelmingly detrimental to our Christian walk and testimony! Because Satan dominates the world (II Corinthians 4:4), we should avoid its influences, it methods, and its depravity!

As God’s ‘peculiar people’, we must denounce the world in order to help it! “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness (world’s evil works and ways), but rather reprove (reprimand/warn against) them.” (Ephesians 5:11)

Now, after many decades of being staunchly secure in God’s mercy and grace through the shed blood of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:7), I excitedly await the Rapture! So can you! Just trust in Jesus! “…but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.” (Proverbs 29:25b)

Nancy Hamilton

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