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Christianity and its followers will experience continued attacks in this spiritual war we are experiencing. Wearing the Armor of God and listening to the Holy Spirit is essential to ward of attacks.
Ephesians 6: 10 – 16 [NASB]
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist on the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. 14 Stand firm therefore, having belted your waist with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having strapped on your feet the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
John 14 [NASB] 16 -17 and 25 – 27
16 I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, so that He may be with you forever; 17 the Helper is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him; but you know Him because He remains with you and will be in you.
25 “These things I have spoken to you while remaining with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and remind you of all that I said to you. 27 Peace I leave you, My peace I give you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, nor fearful.
When culture accepts moral values that oppose the Bible, Christians face increasing pressure to conform. The pressure is especially strong when a close friend or family member chooses an ungodly lifestyle.
Because we have God’s Spirit, Christians are able to care deeply for people who reject our values, but most people who reject Christian values also reject Christians. That puts increased pressure on us to conform in order to please our loved ones.
But true believers must stand firm, remembering that it isn’t loving to approve of lifestyles that damage people’s souls (1 Corinthians 6:9-20). Popularity with friends and family must always take a back seat to sharing God’s truths accurately and honestly (1 Thessalonians 2:3-4).
Throughout history, God’s people have been pressured to conform to culture, and sometimes the pressures are extremely strong because they come from loved ones.
We need to remember what it means to be Christ’s servant:
“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Galatians 1:10
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