I have had people in & out of church say that I take my “faith too seriously.” Some have said I am kind of a “Wild Card“, or “Radical“, or “wear my faith on my sleeve.” I guess it could seem that way at times. However, I think it was “wild”, & “radical” that Jesus would suffer such a death on the cross for me.
Although I am not one to preach AT, certainly try never to judge, I am, however, someone to teach & empathetically preach truth with love. I am a believer that Christians shouldn’t separate their faith from who they are. It causes double mindedness. It’s not about being a Christian just on Sunday. It’s about a way of life every day. And your actions and deeds, can speak more profoundly than mere words.
I also think there are some things wrong with a church that prefers to please the masses, afraid to “offend” others. Those churches that prefer to be mass marketers, count numbers, financial campaigns, and driven to be more of an Entertainment Hall & Social Club, than preach and teach the Word of God, and how to apply those principals in today’s world. You cannot be double-minded as a Christian Leader, there is a hell, & there is a heaven, and Christ is the only way to God the Father.
I will continue being called whatever, & I am okay with that, as long as I am called to the Fathers House & be about His business. Besides if you are not “ruffling feathers” in a biblical sense, you are not doing something right. Jesus has been referred to as being “Wild“,’Radical”, “Rebellious”, the “Beautiful Outlaw“, so I believe I am in good company, until HE tells me otherwise. What I do, and how I live my life is unto the Lord, not mankind.
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ” – Colossians 3:23-24
“In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.” – 2 Timothy 4:1-2