Christian-Living in the Light, Readiness
Christian being ready and Living in the light no easy task in a world today filled with tens of thousands of denominations who all teach different man-made doctrines. Not easy, that is until you simply read and obey the Word of God.
By the Watchman
Dana G Smith
Readiness and Living in the light are two key items on any Christian’s discipleship list. This means being ready for the Lord and making sure you are living as the Lord expects you to do. Even with this explanation the phrase “being ready for the Lord” can make many an onlooker seem puzzled. Being ready for whom and for what reason? The onlooker can readily access many libraries of men’s teachings on these subjects. Even the handle which people use i.e. ‘Lord’ means many things to many different people. In a world full of men’s religions and many Gods, there are many ideas and thoughts. It can be said as well all are waiting, for something or someone. This should need no explanation here. Suffice it to say, if you believe in Mohammad, Buddha, or Krishna the difference in who is truly Lord can be debated. This is besides the fact of the divisions in the Lord’s church itself. A fact that is staggering considering in the beginning there was only one church and one way. Today, however, it is myriads of ways, ideas, thoughts, teachings, and churches.
The disciple of Jesus Christ can readily understand when speaking of the Lord. Many times speaking Christian-ease [slang for common words and phrases Christians speak]; the term ‘Lord’ can be understood in full doctrinal terms. Usually this occurs between people of the same denominations. When two of different denominations speak this way it can sometimes lead to arguments and division over the particulars of the Lord in reference to denominational teachings. Thus, in these last days, division can truly be said to have a major influence. So in this, “Readiness and living in the light” would again be referenced in the doctrinal denominational persuasions of many Christian believers. In view of this the idea i.e. “living in the light” can definitely reflect many different teachings, ideas, and attitudes. All of which leaves many baffled, discouraged, disgusted, or merely leaving the topic all together. This same idea is reflected in the verboten topics I was told about as a child. These topics came down from my parents and from other parents who said don’t discuss religion or politics. Both these subjects lead many in an utter canal of muck and mire. Once in the canal, mere discussions can lead to lifelong rivalry. Once in this canal, sinking in the mire and soaking up the muck becomes a standard way of life. Once in it, it is hard to climb out of.