There are many Christians that are following the teachings of Jesus today. But there are many others out there who would rather make a mockery of God and Christianity. You only need to visit the forums to see that in action. Believers in Christ are under verbal attack here and elsewhere. Out in the real world, Christians in other countries are paying for their belief with their lives! I'm certain there are many others who would rather be quiet and keep their faith to themselves to avoid any form of persecution. We are in this world, but not of this world. They persecuted Jesus and so they persecute us as well.