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In The Bible Q&A

NEW COLUMN! by Sydnee

My name is Sydnee, I am a homeschooled sophomore this year. I am interested in Biblical Counseling when I get out of high school. I love being in Church, and being a part of the Great Commission!

Question: Hey my name is Madison. What does the Bible say about being separated from the World? Like how far can you be of the World and still be considered a Christian? I mean I want to do both, but sometimes it’s hard. What does the Bible say about this? Can you please help?

Answer: Madison this is a great question, and you are in good company. Cause the Bible does have an answer to your question. See Madison, we as Christians are lights of this World of darkness. We are supposed to stand out, and be different from everybody else, and be like Christ! When Jesus lived on earth, in no way was He like anybody, no He wasn’t in fact, He was different. He had a purpose on the earth. To tell others about this great gift of Salvation, and to one day die for you and me! And so He was not like the World! See in Matthew 5:14-16 we hear this: “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” So you see what I mean? How could we be a light of the world if we were exactly like the World? Instead of saying how far can I be of the world and still be considered a Christian, why not say how can I strengthen my relationship with Christ? Or even how can I be more of Christ and less of the World? In it all, we can know that Christ is truly worth it!

Have a question? E-mail me at: Live4God4ever00@aol.com. Hope to hear from you!

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