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Christian and Living Together

Recently I was talking with a guy who claimed to be a Christian and lived with his girlfriend.  He said they were not sexually active because he was disabled.  I asked, “So if you were not disabled, you would be sexually active?”  He said “yes.”

At another time I was talking with a guy who claimed to be a Christian who was living with his fiancee.  He was also having an affair with a woman at work.  He wanted to stop the affair but the woman kept on pursuing him.  So I asked, “If you could stop the affair, do you feel your relationship with God would be ok?”  He said “yes.”

Jesus said that unless we repent we will perish (Luke 13:3).  This repentance must be genuine, for not everyone who claims to be a follower of Christ is saved (Matthew 7:21).  Living together is often called ‘living in sin.”  I call it ‘first degree sinning’ because it is premeditated, planned sinning.

Recently, a politician who claimed to be a Christian was caught cheating on his wife.  He begging for forgiveness and she did so.  But after some time, he asked his wife if he could resume the affair.  She said, “It’s one thing to forgive adultery but another to condone it.”  She ended up soon divorcing him.

Jesus said the greatest commandment is to love God (Matthew 22:37).  Just as the politicians wife realized her husband did not love her, doesn’t God see right through those who claim to love Him but live in sin?  Those living this way risk an eternal divorce from God.  Jesus said we love God by obeying his commandments (1 John 5:3).  Love God – repent and trust in Jesus as Lord and Savior (Romans 10:9).

Christianese

This video makes an excellent point: Christian terminology sounds like a different language to non-Christians.  But an issue with this video is that both guys are speaking Christianese.  Why does Jesus want to have a relationship with people?  What does that mean?  Why should others want to have a relationship with Jesus?  Without such explanations, the sharing of the Gospel makes little sense to unbelievers.

Why Jesus helps Christians avoid Christianese and instead communicate the Gospel is a way that resonates with unbelievers in today’s culture.  Check it out in the sidebar.