Convictions

The New Year has rolled around and we are already into February of 2013. Where does the time go?

I sit here and write this as a break from studying. This topic has been on my mind for months now, but now seems like a good time to finally flesh it out with words.

As a Christian, is it important to have convictions? 

“Firmly held beliefs or opinions”

I ponder this question and I wonder if convictions even exist in a society that increasingly denies the existence of absolute truth.
You see, convictions require you to take a stand. They require you to draw a line in the sand.
As a Christian, taking a stand is becoming increasingly difficult. You are marginalized and called a bigot or charged with hate speech.

Hate speech? For simply stating what the Bible says? (Matthew 10:22)

Unfortunately, we (as the Church) have started to  yield to these charges.
Society has permeated the Church as opposed to the Church permeating society. (Matthew 5:13-16)

Denying Biblical truth raises some serious questions
If we are not standing on Biblical truth, then what are we standing on?
If we deny the absolute truth of the Bible, then what does that mean for the person of Jesus Christ?
If Genesis is bogus, and the Old Testament is bologna, then why even believe in Jesus Christ?

I say all of that to say this-

Convictions are very important.

 As Christians, our convictions should be based on Biblical truth.
I encourage you to investigate your convictions. Be honest with yourself and compare your deeply held beliefs to what Scripture has to say.

– B

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