The Christian Message for the 21st Century
"That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;"
As the world plunges into spiritual darkness with its accompanying moral decay the voices of concerned Christians should be heard more and with vigor. Those that exclaim, 'what good will it do' have allowed themselves to be propagandized and demoralized by this fallen world. We as God's elect need to occupy till HE comes for us. As long as we are in the world we are Christ's ambassadors and each one has a ministry. In the 21st century the Christian's message must be:
CLEAR - that there be no doubt as to what we believe and where we stand on the cultural and spiritual issues of the day.
CONSISTENT - that we not be like a reed that sways back and forth with the changing winds.
CARING - that we might speak the truth in love and show people the love of God in action.
CHARACTER SUPPORTED - we must speak because our message is right and needed not because it is necessarily popular.
CONTENT FILLED - some will seek to marginalize us by portraying us as 'religious nuts' or 'religious bigots.' Be prepared for that disservice and fill your message with time tested truth and Christ honoring convictions.
CLEAN - the message we bring must not be polluted with selfishness or used to promote a political ideology. The messenger must not allow himself to be bought or bribed so that he and his message become corrupt.
CREDIBLE - by carefully researching the information he presents, never exaggerate nor embellish the message and use the authority of the Word of God as your foundation.
The lamp, lit and full of oil, is most needed after dark.