Being so far away, sometimes our only glimpse of the Western Christian church is through social media. A couple of months ago, Peter pointed out, “For the first time we’re experiencing the Western church from the same viewpoint as people who aren’t Christians experience it—from the outside.”
I've been challenged to reconsider a variety of statements that we hear quite regularly from Christians. The one I’d like to examine today is the idea that there’s no difference between a Christian and one who is not a Christian—only that one has a Saviour and the other does not.
As we look into 2021, it’s important to allow the things “behind” us to propel us forward. Otherwise, we could end up caught in an endless cycle of learning and re-learning the same lessons, with no lasting spiritual and emotional growth to speak of.