Christ’s example to us is richly illustrated, demonstrated, and exemplified by way of His many teachings and in His genius and spirit. He could have easily commanded armies and defeated every corrupt ruler and coercive power on earth, if it pleased Him. But He did not avail himself of such power. Christ yielded Himself, as a submissive and harmless lamb. But, it may be said, and said correctly, that Christ occupied a very peculiar position; that no human being ever was, or ever could be in His position and situation. Jesus was giving Himself in exchange and as a ransom, for all mankind. But, while this is absolutely true, we are likewise told by one of His apostles that, by the very act of His suffering and sacrifice for the human race, He left us a model and example to follow and a path in which to walk. Therefore, all confusion of how we should respond is taken away by that single expression of His life.
So, where does popular “Christianity” get this idea that they can act contrary to Christ and still claim to be His followers? Where do they get all their fearless and bold machismo, from the Spirit? Let the world broadcast some drama being played out on its stage and every Christian begins to act as if they are of the world. Today every Christian is told to be ready to kill, but they will not find in the life of Christ where that approval is given. Christ the Lamb of God and His children doves; these two things are diametrically opposed to the modern sermons spewing forth from faithless pastors and their unbelieving disciples. Where are Christ’s witnesses who will stand in the gap and proclaim TRUTH in the face of violence and persecution?
Isaiah has well said,
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”
Christians wake-up! We are in the midst of the test of a lifetime and we are failing miserably.
“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”
“See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness.”
From these verses the conclusion can be drawn that there are those who believing they have light are really in deep darkness. How great is that darkness when men are self-assured, who read their Bibles then do as they please, when pastors heap praise on those who kill and their sheep follow suit, when Christ loving men stockpile the weapons of war and fear for their lives. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but spiritual. Our warfare is not of this world!
Christ is our example; follow Him, not the world.
1 Timothy 4:1
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
2 Timothy 4:3
For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.