Freedom of Faith

Has anyone ever asked you why you are Christian? Why do you believe in Jesus Christ? If so, what was your answer?… and if you’ve never been asked that, what would your answer be? I’m going to go out on a limb and make a generalization (something I rarely do) and say that a vast majority of Christians never really had to choose their faith. Without having done an ounce of research I’d say that many of us were brought up in the church from the time we were babies. Others may have known about church but were not necessarily considered church- goers. None-the-less, for many of us it has been engrained in us that Jesus is Lord whether you live by the Word or not.

So what would happen if someone equally as passionate about their belief challenged you? Could you defend your faith?  How would you go about it? Well, I’ve never been asked outright why I believe in Christianity. I honestly don’t know much about other religions to dispel their belief system. I don’t even think I would want to do that if I was fully knowledgeable. This may go against the grain but I’m not really in the business of dispelling others belief systems. I’m in the business of defending my own… and how I do so is by my testimony. I don’t need to quote bible verses.  What’s the point if they don’t believe in the bible?! I don’t need to down another religions. I don’t need to judge anyone’s doubts. My defense is what I know to be God that has breathed new life into my situations. My defense is sharing how God placed me at a church service in a dilapidated parking lot in the dead of August to give me an opportunity to acknowledge Christ as my Savior. My defense is how He turned my hate in to love… my bitterness into forgiveness… my ways of doing things into His ways of doing things.

I have chosen to live by example. By no means am I saying that I have perfected the Christian walk. I have slip ups daily where I’m thinking to myself, “I thought you were past that?” But thank God that He is not like man. He doesn’t hold onto our flaws. He gives that unconditional love that no man could ever match and for that I’m eternally grateful.

One of the biggest things that turn people away from Christianity are those judgmental Christians. You know those Christians that carry on the facade of living this perfect life and not having any room for improvement? The ones who hideaway in church and avoid the people in the world like the plague. Yeah, those are the ones that leave a sour taste in the mouths of non-believers and even believers who prefer to not be associated with the church.

I believe in witnessing to people about Christianity, but in order for it to make impact they have to accept it in their hearts. Anyone can claim a specific religion but it’s how they live that is the most telling. I believe in Jesus. I am unashamedly Christian and I work hard at being transparent, flaws and all, so that people are drawn to me by my lifestyle. My pastor says, “More is caught than taught.” People trust your actions more than they trust your words. Drawing them in by my walk makes getting them to accept Jesus that much easier. If they can see the God in you, they’ll be more inclined to get to know His Word. So stop trying to preach people down and tear down other religions. Know why you chose Christianity, live out a lifestyle that reflects it, and people will naturally be drawn to you.

Be Bold,

Be Fabulous,

Be You

Tuesdays with Bianca

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7 Responses to Freedom of Faith

  1. Monisha S. Carter says:

    AMEN, AMEN, & DID I SAY AAAAAMEN!! It REALLY bothers me for some reason when people DOWN TALK other religions ex. MUSLIMS…I hate it when ppl are like muslims this & muslims that SO WHAT!! PRAY for them and BTW the life of ONE MUSLIM doesn’t mean ALL MUSLIMS are like that!! ENOUGH ALREADY!!! Yes, living ON PURPOSE 4 Christ thru Christ should be our FOCUS and if SOME of us focused more on US then maybe we would begin to sin LESS in the “SAME AREAS” DAY BY DAY!! Sis, this one touched home for me…….Yes, there’s ONLY ONE(I AM) that’s perfect and that’s why thru our lives WE should be BOLDLY and FABULOUSLY being an example that YES thru Christ ppl CAN CHANGE and CAN SERIOUSLY STRIVE with all their MIGHT to live 4 CHRIST!!! Thanks 4 this one^_^

    ;-)Smoooch(SDOT)

  2. boldandfab says:

    Thanks sis!!! It bothers me when people are not accepting of others based on religion. It takes all types to make this world go around… and though I chose Christianity, it doesn’t give me a right to disrespect someone else’s choice. Last I read, the bible says “Love Thy Neighbors”… not “Love Only Christians.” Smooch back! ~ Bianca

  3. I found Jesus Christ on my own walk of life. I do have a nan who is a believer but I came searching for peace and love outside a world that I had built on fear, lies and self destruction. The devil only has a say in your life if you let him.
    Jesus is my savior and I love him equally with our heavily father. I do not judge because I have been to pits of hell already and I know that Gods grace has saved me beyond any human power could.
    I tell people I am a christian because it has saved me from not only this realm of life but from eternal torment. I feel the difference in my self and my surrounding environment. God is good. He is Love.
    God Bless sister

  4. Pam says:

    AMEN…YOU KNOW I AM A BELIEVER OF “MORE IS CAUGHT THAN TAUGHT”! THIS IS SO ON POINT AND REALLY SPEAKS TO ME. I LOT OF TIMES EVEN I (CAN YOU BELIEVE IT 🙂 ) CAN’T FIND THE RIGHT WORDS TO SHARE AT A GIVEN TIME. HOLY SPIRIT TELLS ME TO JUST BE QUIET….AND IT’S AT THOSE TIMES WHEN I KNOW THAT MY WALK IS MINISTERING MUCH BETTER THEN MY TALK! LOVE YOU TO LIFE AND I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!

  5. Indigo says:

    Indeed. When people ask about my journey…my story in becoming a believer, I usually start with, “I started out a Christian by DEFAULT!” lol. Being a Christian is definitely a proactive experience…1 where lots of work is involved and perfection is NEVER achieved. Force feeding our beliefs to someone is not the proper approach. Well, I know it wasn’t for me. I had to literally SEE someone I was in the world with make a complete turn around of their life and watch them walking in faith thru good and bad, before deciding FOR MYSELF to try being a REAL Christian…not 1 by default! Praise God for your post B. Very BOLD & FAB!!!

  6. Telika says:

    my experience is very different i grew up with unbelieving parents always under the influence who fought all the time and yet i accepted christ at 8 years old. I like that someone who created the world created me loves me and will always take care of me. When my parents didn’t go to church i still did. I have a very easy time expressing why I believe in Jesus and believe that I was blessed with the gift of teaching because I can see clearly what is taught in the Bible and why Jesus is the way the truth and the life. I do believe in loving all and that love will be the only factor that will persuade others to Christ.

  7. L. Raines says:

    Awesome awesome awesome post B!

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