Christians are not called to be neutral

“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.”

― Dante Alighieri, Inferno

Those who believe in Christ are not called to be neutral at all.  There are some Christians who don’t do bad things but they don’t do the good things either. Like they do not kill or steal but at the same time they do not help the poor either. And they have a ready made excuse for that as well.

The Bible is very clear on such types of Christians, lets read Revelation 3:14-22:

“And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation. “‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.

This speaks of direct rejection of all such Christians who are lukewarm (read neutral) in their faith by the Lord Jesus himself. Whatever you do therefore, just avoid being a neutral participant in the walk of faith. Do good, talk good and help out people in need. Defend the oppressed when its in your power to do so and if you can’t directly intervene at least pray about it and contact others who do have the power to do so.

Don’t be neutral on sin. Never keep silent about sin. You can guide the sinner back to Christ in a pure way. I don’t mean that you condone any sort of sin but you can’t be so rough that you drive the person away from Christ. You need to be balanced, just tell them the facts of the Gospel about sin and not some opinions.

When hearing music or seeing videos or news that are morally degrading don’t be neutral. Think for yourself, you are not a sponge which absorbs all that it comes in contact with. Try to find out what the Bible says about such things. Don’t blindly accept any religious teaching or any worldly teaching at school, college or office. You need to make the effort to discern if that is true or not. Its your soul at stake and so its your responsibility to stop being neutral about what information is given to you and then act wisely on that.

 

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Posted on September 19, 2013, in Practical living. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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