Being Christian in this Generation
Being Christian in this generation can be difficult. Constant judgment surrounds Christians every day. People continue to ask, “why do you believe in something you can’t see” or “if God is real why do bad things happen.” As Christians, we have a hard time answering these questions. People argue with you about the factual evidence about their own beliefs, and it’s hard to fight against that when you’re Christian. Not only that, there’s just so many things that come your way to stop your Christian lifestyle. However, because of these earthly things that surround us, we should continue to put our faith and trust in God harder than ever. And not be ashamed of our faith.
Being Christian and Asking Why Bad Things Happen
Christians are already labeled as “perfect,” once they start believing in God. Once you start telling your peers about your new Christian lifestyle, they already assume that your life is perfect. Some people don’t understand that, even though Christ has saved you, Christians still have challenges to face. Some Christians still go through things like depression, pain, and anxiety. Once we show that we are experiencing these, people begin to question our relationship with God. They would ask, “if God were real why would he allow this to happen to you.” Personally, if someone were to ask this question, I would tell them that all of this will come to an end and God will bring me glory. Romans 8:18 says that “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”
Fighting With Someone Who Doesn’t Believe In God
There is no doubt that we have come across people who don’t believe in God whatsoever. Once we tell those people we do, they confront us with all these scientific facts. Arguing with people who firmly believe in facts is difficult. You bring up the Bible, and they go all over you and say it’s “just a story.” Thus, making it quite difficult for some Christians to speak up about their knowledge of God and the Bible. Be prepared if you ever come across someone who doesn't share your beliefs. Continue to know and study your Bible.
The Media Gives Christians a Bad Image
Unfortunately, sometimes Christians are the victims of bad press. Media outlets are always looking for eye-catching headlines. However, faith isn’t about the headlines. The articles that surround Westboro Baptist Church talks about their anti-gay protests. Westboro seems to go against Christian principles. Its members appear to preach that we should hate people who like the same-sex. When in reality the Bible teaches we should love them as we love ourselves. Speaking up about their faith is difficult now because of these situations. The media doesn’t show the positive outcomes of knowing God. They almost never show how knowing God can help save a family going through a divorce or any common family issues. Or how having a relationship with God has help new believers with their depression.Though we face all these trials and hardships, we as Christians shouldn’t question God’s divine plan. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Though we face judgment in this world, all we can do is continue to put our faith in God and that he will make our paths straight. As for those, who continue to judge us, all we can do is pray for them and hope that there will be a light that will guide them to a relationship with God.