The Gospel is the revelation of Christ. He is our Lord, and our Savior, and our God. We should all strive to behave as He does according to God’s Word and the example He left for us. This is how a Christian should behave.
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So How Should a Christian Behave?
These 10 items comprise the responsibilities of a believer. They keep us on the path of truth. They are what separates us from false teachers, progressive preachers, and evil influences. They are what God requires of us.
Let’s unpack that a bit and dig into the basic beliefs of Christianity.
Proclaim the revelation of Christ
Jesus focused His ministry on teaching, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom (sharing His faith publicly), and healing people.
I believe Jesus is who He said He was. He is risen. I believe He is coming for the Church soon because we are the generation that sees all the signs given preceding His return. He tells us in the Bible that the world we now see around us will be the setting for Tribulation.
Defend the revelation of Christ
Apostate and false teachers have been around since the beginning. Jude 3 calls us to battle for the truth to prevent those selling counterfeit salvation from prevailing.
These snakes are literally everywhere in the modern church as evil is considered good and good is now considered evil.
Look up! It’s harvest season friend. We know this because we see all the signs that Jesus warned about all across the globe.
Demonstrate the revelation of Christ
Simply live like you believe it, but prepare for the long haul as He could be 20 or more years out still. Have integrity. Live your beliefs. Read your Bible and grow. Check out Philippians 1:27. We’re not out of here until the “fullness of the gentiles comes in.”
So we can speed up His coming by helping others come into a personal relationship with Jesus…
Share the revelation of Christ
Be a partner with Christ and help share His life story and good news. Follow Him. Be obedient.
This is a basic yet important belief of Christianity.
Suffer for the revelation of Christ
Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God. – 2 Timothy 1:8
The secular world doesn’t care for Jesus and nailed him to a chunk of wood for His testimony, so His chosen shouldn’t expect to be treated well when they share it either.
There are too many soft pastors preaching a watered down Christianity today. They are supposed to be helping souls find heaven or at least bringing people to a decision regarding their faith.
Most pastors are falling away from the truth in favor of the prosperity, self-help, and love is love gospel. It’s a lie.
The remnant church of true believers is being driven underground. The church began in homes and we’ll likely finish in homes.
So buckle up Christian. We are appointed to these times, so we are also anointed for these times too. Stay salty and allow God’s light to shine.
Don’t hinder the revelation of Christ
1 Corinthians 9:12 reminds us to spread the word for God’s glory and not our own enrichment. I’m reminded of all the politicians claiming to have faith when it’s painfully obvious that they believe in nothing other than what will get them closer to their agendas.
I’ve also heard business people say things like, “if you want to get rich, build a church.” This explains why only 30% of pastors report reading their bibles. Which means that 70% are reporting that they do not read their bibles.
God is not a job that you punch in and out of like an assembly line worker. It’s also not the next great business venture in the entertainment space. When did “church” become a weekly rock concert anyway?
The true church is being pushed underground in the United States & Canada as the religious complex crumbles from within to corruption.
Mark Henry teaches people how to start an underground church for those called to seek the word in tough times.
Be not ashamed of the revelation of Christ
Paul was imprisoned, laughed at, smuggled to safety, and regarded as a fool. He didn’t care and kept going. The study bible says “nothing could curb his boldness”. He preached the word without shame.
Romans 1:16 tells us that what Jesus did for us on the cross is too great of a gift to be ashamed of it. We have a living God in Heaven that has adopted those who live in faith.
Preach the revelation of Christ
We’re compelled to share the good news. You can do it because you want to or you can do it because He tells us to. But maybe stick to the parts that you know and understand well.
Believers should feel like they have gained the secret of life on earth because they have.
Who wouldn’t want to share that anyway?
Apparently almost everyone in the beginning. That’s good because there is a lot to learn, and people tend to misquote the scriptures. 1 Corinthians 9:16 tells us these things and offers a stern warning to unfaithful preachers.
The trick is to figure out the what, where, and how you would like to serve and turn it into a personal miniature ministry. This blog is a good example. This mini-ministry we call Board of the Lord is just a convergence of our interest in Jesus, studying, and writing.
One thing leads to another and growth in Christ always comes through obedience from what I can tell. Baby steps.
Be empowered by the revelation of Christ
…for our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.1 Thessalonians 1:5 (NASB)
Remember that the quality of our message will always be confirmed by the quality of our characters. Digging out the true meaning of the scriptures and understanding them leads to transformation through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Stay in the word: He’s got you.
Guard the revelation of Christ
Let’s finish with the words of our Apostle, Paul, and understand the importance to preserving the authentic gospel of Christ.
I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel; which is really not another; only there are some who are disturbing you and want to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!Galatians 1:6-8
- Deserting in the Greek here refers to a military desertion which is punishable by death.
- Disturbing in the Greek here means to shake up, agitate, or stir.
- Distort here refers to the early habit of trying to add rules and laws (works) into Christianity as a replacement to salvation through grace.
It’s obviously important to tell it as straight as you can according to the basic beliefs of Christianity.
This is how Christians should behave according to what God requires of us.