We live in a post-modern world. Sometimes it’s hard to define what that is, so I thought I’d go looking for a clear definition. According to Encyclopaedia Britannica Postmodernism, also spelled post-modernism, in Western philosophy, a late 20th-century movement characterized by broad skepticism, subjectivism, or relativism; a general suspicion of reason; and an acute sensitivity to the role of ideology in asserting and maintaining political and economic power.
As Christians, how do we live out our faith in this post-modern world? How do we live out moral, faith-based lives when surrounded by political-correctness, skepticism and suspicion? How do we follow this adage in 1 Corinthians 9:22 To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. Yet follow the example of Jesus who was “holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners”. How do we engage in Christian living in a post-modern world?
How do we stay true to the absolute moral standards that God calls us to? It’s not an easy thing, especially when people twist our actions, or fellow believers get side-tracked, or when we aren’t sure of our own way. How do we hold true to God’s will and word?
How to stay true:
Dare to be different. It takes courage to choose to stay the course. Courage is needed to live by a standard that others will not hold to. Christian men choosing to living out godly headship, sacrificing themselves for their wives and families. Christian women choosing a simpler life, striving to raise up families, caring for them full well, able to submit to their husbands. Show by their godly lives the example of Christ to the world. Showing lives of obedience, lives that please him full well.