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More Than a Motto — the Fight Between Truth and Modern-Day Values

By Alex McFarland for TOWNHALL

Obedience. Courage. Influence. Conviction.

According to the New Testament, these are traits that are to define the life of Christ followers. These are not offered as optional suggestions that a believer may consider. They are characteristics that each Christian is commanded to cultivate and model.

We are to obey the teachings of Christ, our Savior (Luke 6:46). Believers are to live courageously, seeking not popularity, but the Lord’s approval (Galatians 1:10).

Those who have accepted Jesus’ gift of salvation are to shape their lives and priorities around God’s revealed truth. Believers are also to persuade others about those Biblical truths that may not be known or accepted by the culture at large (II Timothy 2:2; II Timothy 3:12-17; Jude 1:20-23).

Christians are to speak truth — even when truth is unpopular (Gal. 1:10)

Stand up for biblical truth today, and you may find yourself standing alone. But be assured: Jesus is with you!

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