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|shroudofrain (profile) wrote, |
on 3-12-2008 at 12:10am
|Subject: The Revelation: What is a Christian?:
|The things that we use to explain what a Christian is, is more or less what a Christian does or believes. The question I beg is: “What IS a Christian?”
-A follower of Christ
-A light to the world and salt of the Earth
-A warrior for Christ
Yes, we are the followers of truth; the people of The Way, The Truth, and The Life, but more important, we are the soldiers of Christ's army/warriors in God's name. We (Christians and non-Christians) have to face the facts:
-We are at war
-We need to fight
-WE ARE AT WAR
If you ask someone what spiritual warfare is, most will either ask you/someone else what it is, or guess. What this “term” is, is the reality of our lives, Christian and not. There are things going on beyond our senses and understanding all of the time. Even the Bible addresses this, in Ephesians 6:
“… For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world; against those mighty powers of darkness who rule this world, and against wicked spirits in the Heavenly realms.” –Eph. 6:12
Even the Bible says we are at war/that we are fighting. See, we aren't looking at this war through a television screen… but through chain-mail and a helmet. That's the thing, in itself, that most see this war as… like we are seeing the war in Iraq: We tend to think that we aren't directly affected… but we are. We have been disillusioned to believe that sense most aren't in a position in our churches that's revered as leadership/authority, we think that we're cheering on our team… but we are in the frontlines, taking the hits like EVERYONE else. Now, don't get me wrong, this isn't the churches' fault or anyone else's. Facts and parts of reality are usually pushed out of the picture, in every fraction of life; we can't help what has happened, but we can decide what will happen, to a point.
My generation is the most spiritual generation in the world since two hundred years ago. Now, my question is: What are we so spiritual about? What is this rising generation on fire for? What are we willing to fight for… or even to die for? We, as a generation, have to constantly fight in our lives. I know that this seems like just another thing we need to fight and all, but if you think that then you aren't seeing the importance of what is really happening. This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time… so what are you using this time for: glory of God, or transgressions of Satan? Who are we fighting for: Death or life?
War is a horrible thing; this isn't any different. I've seen people with the devil in them… literally. I've known people that have gone through exorcisms and change… even down to what they look like. Hell is real; most would agree with me, but this war is real too, and (Christian or not) guess what we are up against?
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