I am a Christian, Christ follower, and it’s not just a belief/faith, it is my identity—my whole self.
I hear some Christians talk as if there is a secular/sacred divide. For instance, I go to church and I do these things in my sacred life and than my work and play is over here in this secular corner. Even more concerning is Christians whose worldview is separated from God’s Word. For example, those that say politics, culture and what’s going on in the world is in my secular corner and should not mix with my sacred life.
How does this make any logical sense? This idea may be the main reason Christians can be ineffective in their influence in the world.
Yes it is true, we are Christians living in the world not of the world but that doesn’t mean that our view of the world is to be seen through a different lens.
C.S. Lewis said, “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it but because by it, I see everything else.”
Our identity in Christ will shape our worldview. It is through this identity that we can discern and see everything else.
It would make no sense that the Creator of the universe would have us view the world through different lenses. The Bible(God’s breathed Word) is our guide.
The closer we align ourselves with God’s Word the more His Word is living through us, in our beliefs, thoughts, actions and motivations across our entire lives. It will help me to discern in all areas the Truth from the false.
When we stray from keeping His Word as the central lens then this is where we will easily be led astray from His Truth. Beware of adding to or taking away from the authority of Scripture.
If you are finding contradictions, and holes in your worldview, don’t let it go and pass that off as, “oh that must go in the secular corner.” Do the work. Pray. Wrestle. Let the Light of God’s Word shine His Truth on it.
His Word is a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path.
Seek and you shall find! Knock and the door will be opened. Seek Him first.