My theme for this year’s A to Z Challenge is faith and encouragement from a Christian perspective. i hope that these posts will be an encouragement to you during this month. These days times are hard and we all need some encouragement from time to time.
Boldness is something every Christian will need. Society is going down the drain and believers need to take a stand and obey the word of God. Here are some areas that I want to be bold in my stand and I think all believers should take a bold stand on these things.
Sharing the gospel
The gospel is the good news that people need to hear so badly today. It is the good news that Jesus saves. Hell is a real place of punishment with real fire that has no end. We are all on the path to hell because we are sinners. God sent his son Jesus Christ to take our place and his sacrifice paid for our sin. We are offered the chance to have full forgiveness for free just by putting our trust in Jesus and what he has done on the cross. He died but did not stay dead. He rose back to life and is the only way to God the father, into heaven and to escape hell.
So many are dying without salvation and are finding themselves in hell. I must not sit and just watch this happen. We as believers must not be silent.
These days it seems there are a million genders. The truth is that there are only two genders, Male and female, Adam and Eve. It is time for believers to take a bold stand and dress and act as the gender God made them. We must be different from the world.
According to the Bible marriage is to be between one man and one woman (read Matthew 19:4-6 KJV here). We must fight to protect this truth even when the rest of society has thrown it away. We must protect the children and the family over all.
These days the act of abortion has been pushed even further. There are those who would even consider murdering full term infants. Read more on this here.
We must not be silent and let more children die. The world must know that this is murder and that life begins at conception.
As Christ followers we must be different from the world. We must be pure.
* We must be a virgin and wait until marriage. (If you are not a virgin then make it a point to wait until you are married from this day on).
* We must stay away from drugs, this includes alcohol. We must fight the peer pressure to fit in and dare to be different.
Some extra thoughts
I hope that this encourages you to be bold as a Christian. The days are growing darker and we must be the light in this world (read 2 Timothy 1:7 KJV here).
I want to be clear, you don’t have to do these things to be saved. Salvation is a gift. You do not earn salvation by being good. You should be bold to honor God.
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