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The Comfortable Christian

Today I was convicted that I am a Comfortable Christian.  

Simply put,  I am a Christian when it is comfortable.

If it is uncomfortable?  Well, then I’m not so sure it is for me.

Don’t get me wrong. I haven’t gone as far as to say that I am NOT a Christian when it gets uncomfortable. I am not like Peter after all.
Or maybe I have?   

Maybe I am just like Peter?

Put me in a room of believers and I will share and proclaim the truth of God’s word with the best of them.
Put me in that same room, but with a room of unbelievers, and I will be the most politically correct person you’ve ever met.

I don’t want to offend anyone.  
Even if Christ is offended.  Especially, if Christ is offended.
This goes beyond judgement (Matthew 7:1) and refraining from judging others so you won’t be judged. (Luke 6:37)
That is the lie that I believe that Comfortable Christians tell themselves.  
I tell myself that I’m  just refraining from proclaiming the truth of God’s word because I am not called to judge.  And that is true.   
We are called not to judge.  We are called to love one another. That means everyone.
But we are also called to proclaim the truth of God’s word, are we not?
I am uncomfortable sharing the truth of God’s word when it is not comfortable or easy to do so.
Simply put, I am uncomfortable sharing the truth that I KNOW  has the power to SAVE and TRANSFORM lives; because I do not want to be: called out, heckled, confronted, challenged, bullied, criticized, ostracized or unfriended on Facebook because of it.

Let’s face it. I don’t want to be unpopular.

I am just like Peter was.  Except he was facing being killed and tortured.
I just want everyone to like me.  Actually that’s not true either.  I just want it to APPEAR that everyone likes me.  I already know it’s impossible to be liked by everyone.  
In reality,
 I want the LIE of appearance over the TRUTH of  salvation.

I am a Comfortable Christian.

Are you?

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Comments

  1. Oh sweet thing … we try so hard to fit in and be liked and have no one point a finger at us for any wrong doing.
    Its hard work and can be lonely and a little soul destroying.
    We should rejoice in it all – so lets take baby steps and both stand up for all we believe in xxx

  2. I think I am more of a Doubting Thomas the majority of the time – which causes me to be cynical towards being a christian, which causes me to become a Comfy Christian! Totally.

  3. I totally get what you are saying. The dark does not like the light and it is not an easy road we are called to walk. Being a soldier for Christ is not easy nor comfortable.

    If you are worried about how others might respond, just tell them what God has done for you. Only YOU are the expert on that subject! I have often answered that I don't know the answer to that, but what I DO know is what God has done for me. Let me tell you what Jesus Christ has done for me.

    And they can NEVER argue with me about that. :)

    Love you and your transparency. <3

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