“But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.”
2 Corinthians 11:6
This chapter really hit me today.
Paul is my favorite preacher. It’s not just because his books are the crux of Christianity, but because I see my personality throughout his writings.
Paul was educated, yet plain talking.
He was loving and caring, but sarcastic and was viewed as a rude man.
He was deeply principled, though he admitted he was still a sinner who struggled with the flesh.
I can sympathize.
So here is some plain, rude talk spoken out of love and compassion – if you are a Christian who is more concerned with politics, vaccines, or whoever is trending that day on social media than you are about preserving your testimony and preaching the Gospel, then you are not fulfilling your Christian duties.
Many “Christians” out there are much too involved in political squabbles or “standing up” to Biden or mandates. They’re busy storming the Capitol or digging into Fauci’s corruption.
Yes, you can take an interest in these things, but those should not to be the things by which your worldview is defined.
If people think of you as “the vaccine guy” or “the Trump supporter“ instead of a Christian, you are wasting your testimony.
“And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”
2 Corinthians 11:14-15
If you don’t believe that the minions and ministers of the Devil are not infiltrating our churches to take our eyes off the prize, you are at best naive, or at worst, a Bible rejector.
I often criticize “Christians.” I even use quotation marks to differentiate those who truly believe and try to follow the Bible – Christians, and those who are unsaved or play the game of Christianity, but are not Bible believers – “Christians.”
I do this because I know that there are devils in our midst.
I speak with false teachers all the time. Most of them are “good” folks who were mislead at some point by another false teacher and cannot break their conditioning.
I get it. Most of us are entrenched in a worldview that was shaped by figures who were extremely important and influential, and to admit you are wrong about something is to tarnish the legacy of the “great” men and women by whom we have been taught.
So if you are a “Christian” who is more aligned with a church leader than the Bible, you need to get right.
If you study and talk about Trump, the next election, the supply chain, Covid vaccinations and mandates, secession, inflation, the Great Reset, or any other non-Biblical topic more than doctrine, your testimony, or the Gospel, you need to get right.
If you are offended by the Bible verses I shared, or by my exegesis and application of those verses, you can try to let me know how I am wrong, but at the end of the day, you must confront your spiritual conviction and get right with the Lord.
I am imperfect. I lose battles to my flesh everyday. I study politics and research many topics, but I hope to be thought of first and foremost as a Bible believing Christian, no matter rude I come across.