Time To Be Holy

September 10, 2006 — 2 Comments


Our Christianity in America suffers from a severe case of mediocrity – it is an inactive, lethargic and pathetic Christianity. Today, Christians have decided to sit on the fence, to become acceptable to the culture surrounding them. Instead of being in the world, Christians have become “one” with the world.

Christians have been called to be “dead to sin” and be “alive in Christ,” yet so many today are “accepting Christ as their Savior” and continuing to live in immorality, sin and hypocrisy. Many of these believers are either false converts or they believe that there is a divide in our spiritual life and our physical life. That is just no so.

Everything done physically affects the spiritual life of a believer. The mind (or the brain) influences everythings that a person does, both spiritually and physically. It is, in fact, the very essence of a person and is who they are.

When Christians allow themselsves to buy into the lie that what they allow themselves to see and hear will not affect them, the Devil immedietly wins the battle over them with no resistance. Christians must always be away that “garbage in” always equals “garbage out.” We cannot allow ourselves to believe that our physical decisions will no make us who we really are and our spiritual decisions will no make us who we are.

Christians are to be cultivating a hatred of sin and living in fear of a holy and just God
. So many times the thought of an all-knowing God is put out of mind, dismissed, or demeaned to the point where it does not bring out a sense of fear in the sinner. Christians should be, no, must be, striving for a healthy fear of God. They must also be daily on their knees in repentance, something that will be lifelong in their journey of sanctification.

The Christian must answer to a higher calling, a call to holiness and not happiness, a call to repentance and not sin, and a call to see and hear good, not evil. When the church finally understands that they must be holy through and through, not just spiritually, then will they finally understand sanctification and holiness. It may sound fundamental, and it may sound legalistic, but that’s just too bad if it sounds that way. Reading the Word of God will reveal to you that their is no divide between the spiritual and the phyisical – we are to be completely holy.

Tim Sweetman

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Tim Sweetman is a young writer, blogger, and student who lives near our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. He has been much more widely known by his “code-name,” Agent Tim. This name also served as the name of his popular blog, which received over 750,000 visits between 2005 to 2007. In 2005, he quickly rose to become a leading teenage spokesperson and cultural critic within the booming blogosphere, taking on issues such as MySpace, alcohol, homeschooling, pride, racism, tolerance, and other topics relating to our culture today. His blog has come to the attention of people such as Albert Mohler, C.J. Mahaney, Alex and Brett Harris, and La Shawn Barber. Tim’s written work has appeared in Lifeway’s Living With Teenagers (February 2012), Lookout Magazine, FUSION Magazine, The Brink Online, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Virtue Magazine, Regenerate Our Culture Online Magazine, and on many other blogs and websites across the internet like Marry Well and the Lies Young Women Believe Blog. He has also been featured in WORLD Magazine, The Towers Magazine, and Maryland Newsline. He is scheduled to have an article appear in Veritas Magazine this December. Most recently, his work can be found on Focus on the Family’s Boundless Webzine. His personal interests include writing (surprise!) and sports, both watching and playing. He is a die-hard Washington Redskins fan.

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