34 Do not assume that I have come to bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn
‘a man against his father,
a daughter against her mother,
a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.
36 A man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’ 37 Anyone who loves his father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me -Matthew 10:34-37 BSB
I would like to take this opportunity to tackle two issues that I, as a believer in Jesus Christ have come across in the past. Some professing Christians are living in a way that is displeasing to God, thinking that they are doing God’s will.
The first issue I have seen on the internet is someone living two different lives. A Christian cannot have one foot in the world—living like an unregenerate person—and the other foot in Christ. The Bible calls that type of person lukewarm.
15 I know your deeds; you are neither cold nor hot. How I wish you were one or the other! 16 So because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to vomit you out of My mouth! -Revelation 3:15-16 BSB
For example, let’s look at a person who went around to Christian sites, attacking them by using a fake name called Polarius.
A Christian used the name Polarius to act out his hatred toward the Evangelical Community because of their conservative stance and its values, which are closer to biblical views than the alternative. I have no animosity toward the Polarius character. My heart is for that person to repent and get right with the Lord Jesus Christ before the rapture of our great God and Savior occurs to bring the saints to Himself. I believe the culture took hold of this person’s heart, confused him, and pushed him away from the gospel of Jesus Christ. If a person truly has the Holy Spirit, repentance will take place.
The second issue is not taking a stand for the truth because of the fear of people. Being like that will cause you to walk the Christian life backward. They seem to be ashamed of defending God’s Word, but we must understand that those who compromise the truth of God’s Word are no different from those who reject Jesus Christ. The Scripture demands us to confront those in error and defend the holy Scripture, as stated in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 & Jude 1:3.
If anyone is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when He comes in His Father’s glory with the holy angels. -Mark 8:38 BSB