The Wrong Battle

Christians have been fighting a frustrating battle of tolerance and acceptance. Watching every "deadly sin" become acceptable while being ostracized for our stance. It became apparent to me that we have forgotten one very important thing. Possibly the MOST important thing. We will NEVER gain acceptance OR tolerance from this world. This world belongs to sin, and sin loves the dark. Darkness abhors the light, and when you have Jesus in your heart and life, the darkness will run from you; spitting vile all the way. In order to gain acceptance, you will be required to make compromises; they'll never satisfy; and then the world will throw them in your face, claiming you aren't true to your God, and you lack integrity. The fact is, the world CAN'T accept us. It's against the world's nature.. and to expect the same love and forgiveness from the world is ludicrous. Our TRUE acceptance doesn't come from other imperfect beings.. it comes from the one true God, and we've lost that truth somewhere. Satan has led us into his trap.. and we all fell for it. Using words like "love", "tolerance", and "peace"... all good words, but twisted, and perverted. Only Satan can do that, use scripture to condemn us rather than set us free?! The word of God is about REAL hope, REAL peace, and REAL salvation. The world can give us NONE of those. Instead of fighting the world for acceptance and peace, we SHOULD be fighting the spiritual battle FOR the world, to SHOW them peace. NOT by giving in on our convictions, but by truly loving the sinner, despite their sin. No one knows the real cost of sin better than a Christian. Honest Christians would NEVER claim to be better than anyone.. just a low down, rotten sinner like everyone else, who happened to reach out, and grab the Savior's hand. Live THAT way.. no more hating the world for being the world.. PRAY for the world, and be the light they haven't seen yet.

 John 15:18-23 18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. 20 Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’[b] If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. 21 They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 Whoever hates me hates my Father as well.

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