Maybe this post will come off more as my insane ramblings than anything else, but I feel that it needs to be said.
It seems to me that everywhere I've looked today, I've seen people, groups, websites, and media mocking our Christian beliefs, and misinterpreting the truth that I hold so dear. The thing is, our world has reached the point where it is okay to mock Christians and our faith. At the very least, it's okay to laugh our beliefs off as "old fashioned," "outdated," and "irrelevant."
It truly saddens me to see and hear such things. It bothers and saddens me when I see the truth dragged through the mud, and completely misrepresented. It bothers me, as it should; in fact, it should bother all Bible believing Christians. I wonder though, how much does it bother us? Does it simply miff or perturb us, or does it truly bother us enough to do something about it?
While we need to stand up for what's right, write letters, call those with influence, and simply make sure that we don't sit idly by; I believe that there is something further that we need to do. I believe that each and every one of us need to determine to be Preachers of Truth.
What does it mean to be a Preacher of Truth? Well, a preacher, by definition, is someone who proclaims a message publicly. Note that "preacher" does not mean "pastor." All pastors are preachers, but not all preachers are pastors. You see, every single Christian has been called to be a preacher; to proclaim God's message publicly.
In fact, we are told in Mark 16:15 - And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature."
So, as Preachers of Truth, we must publicly proclaim God's Message in Truth, and not allow falsehood to reign. Now, I don't know how many who will read this will get a strong desire to go out into town and start preaching, but consider again that preaching is proclaiming the message. You can proclaim the message of God's Truth in how you live your life, in the things that you allow in your life, the way you speak, and the way you act.
Whatever it is that is keeping you from being a Preacher of Truth in every aspect of life needs to be addressed. I know that I have been guilty of not doing everything I could do to spread the Word. For example, I used to record my sermons and upload them to YouTube. Recently though, I've grown lazy in doing so. No, it isn't a lot of work, and I could easily do it, but I had stopped over time.
That is something I plan to change. I want to be a Preacher of Truth on more than just Church days. I want to be sure that each and every day, whether I meet with people or not, there is the opportunity for people to hear the message of God's Truth. I plan to begin loading my sermons onto the Internet again so that people have a greater chance to come across those sermons, and hear the Word of God.
I want to be sure that every time that someone crosses paths with me in the real world, they leave knowing that they've met with a Christian. Now, it's not that I've been a rude, obnoxious person, but I want to be doubly sure to put forward that extra effort to be a Preacher of Truth, and an Ambassador for my King.
That's me though. What about you, dear reader? What will you do to ensure that you fulfill that great call that God has placed on your life? Will you do more than simply copying and pasting someone else's thought or picture? Will you actually be someone who proclaims the Truth of God's Word in your life, for all to see and hear?
Will you determine to become a Preacher of Truth in every part of everyday?