Student Question

How are Christians supposed to live in secular world?

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This is a great question. There will be many different opinions, but let me give you my take on this.

First, Christians are not supposed to become like the world. There is a call to non-conformation to the world. For example, Paul says in Romans 12:1-3 that Christians are not supposed to conform to the patterns of the world. Hence, Christians are called to create a new culture.

Second, Christians are not called to separate from the world. This point might sound very odd in view of point one. The paradox is resolved in John 17 when Jesus says Christians are supposed to live in the world but not be of the world.

Finally, above all Christians are supposed to be people filled with love for others. 1 Corinthians 13 makes this point very clear.

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