There are two kinds of danger in a Christian’s walk. As an illustration of these dangers, I will use different types of body of waters.
- A lake
- An ocean
In Scripture, water is used as a reference to nations, worldly people from all over the world [Revelation 17:15].
Let’s say one day you decide to go out to have a swim. You walk around and find a lake, but with closer inspection, it looks dirty and unclean. Mind you, a lake will not contain dangerous sea animals, big waves or currents to take you out to the deep. The danger lies in its contamination because of its still water. If while swimming any water enters the mouth, you will become dangerously ill.
After thinking it over, you decide to continue until you see the ocean. the ocean is clean because the body of water is constantly moving through its current. When observing the beach, you noticed that the white sand in the water stops and it turns to a dark blue. You become aware that it is very deep near the shore and one can easily sink. It has pretty big waves and a current that will take you out into the deep.
The lake represents secularism which is godless, homosexuals, lasciviousness, greed, self-centeredness, haters of God, transgenderism, Atheism, and the worship of demons through the occult.
The ocean represents false Christians as it seems that the water is clean but it can drown your faith. It includes Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, The Seventh Day Adventist, Catholicism, The word of faith movement, Liberal Christianity, Oneness Pentecostal, Christadelphians, and churches that preach Preterism.
Our walk must be based upon the Word of God so that we won’t find ourselves intaking doctrine that is contaminated or bringing confusion to our faith in Jesus Christ and stopping us from having a pure devotion to Christ.
Wherever you turn in this world, there will be dangers. Don’t be dismayed for the Lord is with us to strengthen us so that we may continue in the faith, reaching out to those who are in danger to bring them out to safety through faith in Jesus Christ.