Responding to the Mockery of Christianity

Responding to the Mockery of ChristianityThe Old Testament prophets spoke about the pending insults that would characterize the life and ministry of the eternal God who would visit the earth.

“Jesus will be ridiculed and scorned. He will be despised, oppressed, afflicted and rejected by men. He will be led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He will open not His mouth.” —Isaiah 53:7

Rejected by Men

During His life on earth, many opened their condescending mouth against Him. Jesus was called a devil, a drunkard, a blasphemer and an illegitimate child. He would be beaten beyond recognition, crowned with skull piercing thorns, nailed to a cross and speared through the heart.

Since His resurrection from the dead, the misrepresentations of Christ, the blasphemous words and perversions of His life continue in full amplification to this very day. The Da Vinci Code depicts Jesus as just a mortal man who married and fathered children. Martin Scorsese’s movie, The Last Temptation of Christ, portrays Jesus as a man overwhelmed with sexual lust. The National Endowment for the Arts funded a rendering of Jesus on a cross, sunk in a bottle of urine. Oscar nominated movies repeatedly used the name of God in an abusive and profane manner.

Those who choose to follow a Christ-like lifestyle are persistently ridiculed in the media. Biblical truths are regarded as irrelevant on the college campus and the name Jesus cannot to be used publicly in a prayer; but it is acceptable to openly profane His name when you are not praying.

Christians should willingly endure personal insults with the hope of leading the lost to saving faith in Christ.

Our Response

Jesus is our insulted savior, who willingly gave His life as a ransom to save the world from eternal condemnation. Instead of prosecuting His persecutors, He extended an eternal pardon for all their sins. The Offended offered forgiveness for all the sins of the world.

Therefore, Christians should willingly endure personal insults with the hope of leading the lost to saving faith in Christ. Jesus said: “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you…rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven.”

The most powerful proof for the Christian faith is a life changed by the grace of God. Regardless of personal opinion, Christianity will prevail for time and eternity.

Thoughts?

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2 Responses to “Responding to the Mockery of Christianity”

  1. Tim Bento October 27, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    I wish there was a platform, like facebook, or whatever you want to call it, that I could type in a persons name and read their past history of a changed life because of Jesus Christ.

    I know for me, the more I desire to please Him, the more my life is changed.

    I was looking forward to your blog. It will be interesting to see where God leads you in your writing.

  2. Jamee Levy November 10, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    It has become difficult to watch Christianity slide from irrelevant to something hateful. My own children grew to believe my beliefs and teaching were old fashioned and out of date, and the media has promoted the idea that because I do not support gay marriage, I am intolerant and therefore hate gays. My commitment to protect the lives of the innocents is considered a personal assault on women’s rights. And now am to be publicly persecuted because of my beliefs? I don’t HATE anyone, but I am sickened by the absence of morality in our society today. I just want to scream, “What’s next?! I love my goat? I want legal recognition of our right to marry?” How much further can it go?