I began battling arguments about evolutionary creation when I was in fourth grade. My grandmother believed in evolutionary creationism or theistic evolution. She always told us – her grandkids – that monkeys and baboons were our ancestors. And the All-Powerful One created a small bug that lived in water and over the years as the […]
Welcome to African Reading Glass. Typical Christian book reviews look at the aim of the book, the authority of the author, the key points in the book, clarity, and organization, and if the arguments in the book are biblical. But they all make one dangerous assumption: The core message and sub-points in the Christian book […]
To follow Jesus Christ in the 21st century is challenging. And there are hundred thousands of Christian blogs available to help you at your fingertips. And Naked Christian is one of them. But this blog is different. It isn’t for everyone. This blog is not for Christians who have everything figured out, who have all […]
Do you think Christian theology books are a conspiracy by academics to obscure the mysteries of God: a well-orchestrated attempt to make complex the simplicity of the Gospel? You’re not alone. Most of agree with you. You are afraid of reading Christian theology books because you believe it might turn you away from the love […]
Have you ever stopped to think what does it really mean that you believe in Jesus Christ? Your faith in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit should be more than a mental consent or a label you give yourself when you want to be different or you feel you want to belong. You have been called by God to be a priest.
A royal priesthood.
You have been called to a position of responsibility. You have been called to care about the Triune God, the people around you, those that treat you wrongly, those that betrayed you, those that ignore you, those that consider you an enemy, and those that look up to you. You have been called to be a representative of Christ’s glory, a demonstration of the Holy Spirit’s power and a vehicle of the Father’s love.
This calling is not for the chosen few. It is not for the well-read. It is not exclusive to the seminary graduate. It’s a call placed on everyone who calls upon the name of Jesus Christ. You and I, we are all priests.
Why is the priesthood of all believers important? Take a walk in your neighborhood, watch the news and see if the bad news around us is not a testimony of a generation that has been sleeping on duty.