Let's Build a Christian Empire
Time to Rise Up!
I am currently studying a class in Humanities in college and each week we do a discussion board. After reading about the rise of Christianity in Roman we were to write about what are some of the important things that Christians today can learn from the early church.
Here’s my reply because really Christians we need to get with it and become a serious movement for Christ again!
Since the early church that we are studying about consisted of Romans we need to do like the Romans did. We need to focus on building empires and in this case be an empire for Christ. We need to stick to our values and remember that as the Bible says in Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” We need to understand that in the process of sticking to our values that persecution is going to take place. It has happened since the beginning of Christianity and it will never cease. Our Savior Jesus was persecuted and we were told that we to would be persecuted but we need to pick up our crosses, follow Christ and gain real life to save the gospel of Christ! Mark 8:34-35 in the Bible says it best, “Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.” Interestingly enough the Greek word life also means soul.
Constantine had the right idea whenever he legalized Christianity in the Roman Empire in 313 A.D. because most of the trouble we have in America today is due to taking God out of our schools and our governmental buildings. In a study concerning prayer in school 74% of those that voted said that prayer should be kept it school and I would like to know where is that 74%? Why are we not sticking up for our values? Why are we electing leaders with no values who want to tell us what we can and cannot preach about in our non-profit institutions? Why should then we pay for the education that we have to have to start and obtain a 501k(c) status if the government is going to come in and tell us that God didn’t tell us to promote a governmental official or suggestion? Are we supposed to listen to God or the government? I am sorry but no governmental official breathe His life breath into me by creating me in His image!
Lastly we need to follow Christ and not back down as we were told to be His witnesses as in Acts 1:8 the Bible states, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” So we are we just sitting in church pews judging others and not getting off the benches and going out to reach others? How did the gospel spread in Roman? I can guarantee it wasn’t because people just stayed in the church pews and kept quiet no they went out and told who they could about Christ. Who have you talked too lately?
In closing we may be the only Bible anyone ever picks up so what are they reading when they are watching you?