Do you believe in Aliens?
Have you heard the old contemporary Christian song “Not of This World”, by Petra? The lyrics immediately strike a chord with me. We are pilgrims in a strange world, we are so far from our homeland. . . We are strangers, we are aliens, we are not of this world.
From the beginning, God had a plan to establish a people for Himself from every tribe and language. (Revelation 7:9-10) and He doesn’t want His people divided. The Church is a multinational multiethnic group who are, as individuals, ambassadors of a Holy loving God, and as a group, an assembly of fellow citizens of the Kingdom of God.
He chose Abram and told him “. . . leave your country, your people, and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you.” Genesis 12:1. God called Abram to leave his culture of established cities, markets, and roads to begin a pilgrimage with God to establish a new culture—a better world. Abram willingly left his comfy house to cross a desert and live in a tent on his way to a place he’d never seen. But he trusted God.
As Christians, have we not been called to do the same? Be a separate people? Can we also trust God? If we accept His call to make the journey to the place He will show us, a place we’ve never seen, like Abram, we leave behind the established cultures of the world we’ve come to know and align ourselves with others He has called into this new culture. The culture of Christianity.
In my last blog, Privileged, (July 18, 2021) I talked about the plight of racism in America. Where was the church during these times of racial abuse? What does the culture of Christianity have to say about Race relations?
It says we Christians are to be all one people, loyal to one King, and to a Heavenly Kingdom we’ve not yet seen. We are a society of like-minded believers, holding ultimate loyalty to Christ our King; “rescued from the domain of darkness”. We can’t live in such darkness anymore, nor can we condemn those who live in darkness because we too were once captives of it, and still battle the effects. But Jesus came to set all the captives free. ALL.
We are foreigners
Strangers in this world of upside-down values. A world gone crazy as people seek “pleasure over righteousness”.
Are we to judge? No. We are to warn and let God judge. And judgement does come.
Sodom and Gomorrah were warned of God’s wrath against them, but they ignored the warnings. Still, in love, Abraham asked God to save the cities if at least find ten righteous men could be found, but sadly, not even ten could be found. Those God did find He rescued before raining His wrath on the cities. We are warned too. Rescue is available. I know I am unrighteous, except for the righteousness of Christ that covers me. He rescues me.
Being an alien
—a Christian—in a pagan world makes us an outcast. Strangers in a strange land. At least for the time being, we are free to express our beliefs and have other “aliens” to travel alongside on our journey. I want to live the life I’ve been given as a Kingdom Ambassador on this journey through the desert of life. It is not our role to judge, or fight the government, but to bring hope to unbelievers by adding the salt and light of Jesus into this world. To share the love of God for all people regardless of skin color, gender, sexual orientation.
Jesus never really spoke against the Roman government, but against hypocrites and idolaters. He called God’s people to unite in love for one another, and for the sinners He gave His life to save. Jesus loved the adulteress but warned her to go and sin no more. Let’s be like Him and love fornicators, murderers, LGBT, gossip mongers, liars, and thieves, all who are lost in a dark world of chaos where there are not absolutes.
For we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)
Warn of the judgement to come and share Christ’s plan for our forgiveness and rescue. Don’t join the crowds, but band together with God’s people. Align yourselves with Kingdom culture.
Do not be conformed to this world. But be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2)
Remember, wherever you are you are at the right place when you come to my website and read my blog. Come on back and share a slice of life with me. Don’t forget to leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you.
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Great reminder 🙂 Thanks!