“Hey, I think you’ve got something in your eye…”

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Christ calls us to be in the world, yet not of it. The difficult part of this directive is that by being in the world, we are subject to its influences. In this case, infidelity, divorce, and sexual promiscuity are becoming ever more accepted and commonplace in our culture. Such practices also appeal to our sinful desires, even as believers, thus making it that much more difficult to resist. I am afraid that the failure of the church in America to defend marriage and sex as holy is due, in large part, to the failure of the church to live righteously through the development of a strong relationship with God and to develop unity among itself. We have become so divided, and we have become so lackadaisical in this culture where we have plenty that we have forgotten what it means to rely on God for our everything, and as such, we have then allowed sinful practices to creep into our churches and into our worship, tainting and spoiling our testimonies and what influence we could have on our culture. Ultimately, if we wish to defeat this monster and set it in its place, we have to first get back to our place of right relationship with God and with each other, shunning sin, no matter what the cost, and embracing that which is holy. This begins in our churches and in our families and in our personal, daily walks with Christ. If the church cannot live righteously, how can we expect anyone else to do so?

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  1. At camp we had a series of messages about the concept of a Dangerous Church, as opposed to the typical North American church of today – A Mr. Roger’s neighborhood where we’re all really friendly and avoid all issues and want nothing more than to make you feel comfortable. Before too long, if we continue stripping away our integrity and convictions, what’s left? When do we start cutting Christ out of Christianity? Have we already? Am I no longer Christian but just Ian?
    It’s tragic, on a level I don’t want to think about. Which might be a problem, you’d think…

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