Opinion

LETTER: The Christian life is about Christ

Editor:

Re: A Show of Faith, the Times, May 15.

Although certain elements we see in the entertainment industry have infiltrated the Christian church, converting to atheism hardly seems to be the answer to the problem.

To presume there is no God, one would have to be all-knowing. In order to be all-knowing, however, one would have to be God.

Even though we may expect those who claim to be Christians to live and act a certain way, the Christian life is about Christ, not people. Looking to people rather than God and His Word, can easily derail us.

God gave everyone freedom of choice otherwise we would all be robots. Freely desiring to follow Him is a fundamental quality of our relationship with Jesus. There are those who have chosen to make Christianity their “business.” Failing to develop a close, personal relationship with our Saviour (by their fruit we can tell), they are vulnerable to being mislead, ending up taking control and doing their own thing.

In His Word God warns of those who practise a form of Christianity, but fail to produce real, biblical fruit. True Christianity is expressed through a way of life, not just a Sunday morning routine or a conference event where people’s ears might be tickled. 1 Samuel 16:7: “People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” Christ did not come to give us entertainment, business opportunities or careers, nor did He come to give us a new religion—He came to give us life.

Mario C. Alleckna

Chilliwack

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