Romans 8:20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope (ESV)
We are born into the enemy camp through no fault of our own. Everyone is born into this world with that distinction. The futility of our situation is lost on most of us. If we have good Christian parents, we will be trained up in ways to recognize that fact and not be resentful for it. We are all on equal footing until we step upon that Solid Rock, our firm footing, our Savior Jesus Christ.
Jesus asks us to go out and proclaim the gospel to those who have not heard this. Some will be heavily entrenched in the enemy’s camp without knowing their commander. They may have some idol, deity, sovereignty or philosophy to hang onto, but it is all different posts within the same camp. Then there are those wandering about the camp holding onto nothing.
While many of them are at war with us, we are not at war with them.
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Sometimes that is hard to remember when we are being screamed at by angry fanatics. Our task is to speak the truth in love. It doesn’t sound like that to them and they will stop listening altogether if we raise our voices to them. We are not salesmen in a commercial, we are not trying to sell a product. We are demonstration specialist.
This is what Christianity looks like. This is how Christ loves. This is not a competition. We can only demonstrate there is a better way.
1 Corinthians 12:20, 24c Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular….shew I unto you a more excellent way.
Show them the love.