Let’s face it, sometimes Christians are ugly. REALLY ugly. It can happen so easily when we focus on the wrong thing. In the video below Bruxy Cavey, Teaching Pastor at The Meeting House, informs us how we can keep from being one of the ugly ones.
Someone once quoted Ghandi as saying, “I like your Jesus but I don’t like your Christians.” Let’s make Christianity attractive again by focusing on Jesus and following in His footsteps. After all, that’s what living in the Reign is all about.
Over the last several decades a phenomenon has arisen in Christian circles known as “prayer warfare.” Based on rather unfortunate interpretations of Scripture passages such as Matthew 16:19 and Mark 3:27, this form of prayer attempts to dislodge or defeat evil spirits in a specific locale or situation so the work of God can progress. I have come to seriously doubt, however, that this is the way we are to approach things in the Kingdom of God. I believe the Scriptures show us a much better way.
We live in the midst of a hostile society. Dominated by the evil one (1st John 5:19), everything in the world system works in complete opposition to the nature of God (1st John 2:16). And they hate it when we say anything about it. So how do we oppose the corruption of society in the Spirit of the King?
As we seek to live under the Rule of God, we are introduced to an arena of vicious spiritual warfare. We have an enemy that is hell-bent (literally) on reducing our lives down to something other than what the King has in mind. How do we respond?
In response to my post regarding Halloween, a reader posted a comment concerning other holiday practices that have their roots in pagan traditions. I felt his insights needed to be addressed as there may be others with similar concerns.