Complex Simplicity

Are you the type of a person who gets easily swayed? When outnumbered by popular opinion, do you back down or do you stand firm with your conviction? We all know that Christianity is being worn down with attrition. What to do?

I read blogs, forums and watched videos where people openly attack Christianity and it is never pretty. It seems like whoever starts questioning what Christianity stands for  is never really out to get the truth. It is always to argue, attack, and discredit.

It is not helping that there are people who profess to be Christians but how they conduct themselves is the exact opposite of what the Scriptures teach. They preach yet they breach. They are magnetic, charismatic but erratic. They have the ability to convince you that the sky is black even though it is blue.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise because even during the time of the apostle Paul, there were people who tried to pervert the gospel of Christ, confusing people causing them to stumble and abandon the truth.

But the simplicity of the gospel is what makes Christianity unique. The gospel that we preach is so simple, most people have a hard time accepting it as the truth. The gospel of Christ is all about His life, death, resurrection and salvation for mankind.

8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse!

This may be a poor illustration, but bear with me. If God were a salesman, he wouldn’t need our help to sell Christianity, the product sells itself because it comes with a gift.  All He needs is our testimony that the product is indeed working. Do I make sense?

Next time someone challenges you about your faith, this is it:

  But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.-1 Peter 3:15

Grace and peace, everyone.


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