America has been leading itself as a nation down the path of taking everything that was morally wrong and promoting it as morally acceptable. To give an examples, beginning in 1974, different organizations stopped classifying homosexuality as a mental disorder. Since then, groups of people who call themselves “homosexuals” have been demanding people to accept them for who they are. Yet, Christians are told they need to change; the author’s guess is that Christians do not fit the world’s narrative by denouncing homosexuality. The Bible does give clear guidelines about this issue; it is not up for debate (for reference, read Romans 1:26-32).
In the crazy world in which Christians live, can Christians have victory over the world? Can Christianity stand by the truth of the Bible without bending to the pressure of the world, that demands that Christians change?
1 John 5:4-5 – For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?
When the world demands that Christians change, rest in the fact that God, who is the creator of all the universe, is on the Christian’s side. Never fear when the world gives you reason to fear; trust in God and life will work out. Take the life of Joseph for example. He went from being a prisoner, to second in command of Egypt. God was molding Joseph to be the person he needed to be, and Joseph didn’t bend to his temptation to change. When the time was right, Joseph was put into the exact place God wanted him to be. And God will do the same for the author, and for the readers, at His divine timing. Joseph had victory over the world, and Christians will as well.