{xtypo_rounded1}”Every Stoic was a Stoic, but in Christendom where is the Christian?” 


           {xtypo_dropcap}T{/xtypo_dropcap}he question posed by Emerson is one that is being asked on a wide scale by society and the church of today. There are a number of people who describe themselves as “Christian” with little knowledge of what the word means. According to the World Book

Encyclopedia the word Christian means “a believer in Jesus Christ; one that follows His example and teachings.” The key in this definition is not just believing but also adhering to what Jesus did, as well as, what He instructed his followers to do. The question then becomes can an individual be a Christian who refuses to abide in the teachings which Christ set forth.


Recently, President Barack Obama declared that he was a “Christian” and at the same time he stated “that for me personally I feel that it is time for me to affirm that I believe that it is perfectly fine for same-sex couples to be allowed the right to get married” making him the first President in United States history to endorse homosexuality. Either his declaration of being a Christian-by definition or his support for same-sex marriage must be incorrect especially since the scriptures so clearly condemn homosexual behavior (cp.Gen. 19, Lev 18:20f, Jdg. 19:15f, Ro 1:26f)


It is clear that the President and those of his persuasion are looking to have the best of both worlds. They forget that the world is an enemy of God and that God is against what the world has to offer. Christianity would do well to heed the warning of Elijah when he asked, “How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. .” 1Ki 18:21


Time’s up.



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