"The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today... is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is simply what an unbelieving world finds unbelievable.
1 Corinthians 4:5
Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait till the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of men's hearts. At that time each will receive his praise from God.
i'm only taking about proclaimed Christians. we should hold our selves to a higher standard.
we were called to a higher standard
called to serve a bigger cause
to open our eyes to bigger things
to act for a greater purpose than this world!
we sin, and are forgiven, we all slip up. that's a given.
and no, Christians are not the direct cause of atheism.
but we're not exactly arguing our case here, are we.
And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. All who do evil hate the light and refuse to go near it for fear their sins will be exposed. But those who do what is right come to the light so others can see that they are doing what God wants.”
do not love the darkness!
yes we are not worthy to even go to heaven. but we were
the light exposes and cleans us.
We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light. For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, 14 who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.
we're not exactly using the gifts God gave us to better his kingdom
or the knowledge we seek in that book we haven't read... lately
where's that purpose that we once new when our eyes were opened when we first gave out lives to Christ?
we saw how clear our objectives and purposes were then.
we sill have that power
1 Corinthians 4:10
Our dedication to Christ makes us look like fools, but you claim to be so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are so powerful! You are honored, but we are ridiculed.
Paul is taking of what he as an apostle has to go through to be a prophet.
how every Christian is essentially placed in the perfect place, with the perfect opportunities from God to minister and spread the word of life!
we are giving others plenty of reason to consider their being no God.
we are supposed to remove that from the world.
when we are actually helping it spread.
do not love the darkness that is sin!
argue your cause
your devotion to the name Christ is your power.
if you as a Christian are not serving the kingdom,
you're killing it.