What Should We Do? What are should Christians do about a world filled with a form of godliness and denying the power? Any kind of spiritual belief is not alright. Post-modernism teaches that every religion is truth to them. Post-denominationalism teaches that every church is saved. This can’t be any farther from the Truth in the words of Jesus Christ.
In the context of a world denying the power, Christ’s Spirit wants Christians to continue in what you have learned. Don’t be moved. The Spirit of Christ says in 2 Timothy 3:14-15,
“But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from infancy you have known the Holy letters, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
Remember those teachers who taught you the Truth and be assured of the Gospel of Christ. Know who taught you these things. Know the Holy writings and profit from them. Paul continues in 2 Timothy 3:16-17,
“Every Scripture is God’s breath, and is profit for doctrine, for rebuke, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the person of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.“
A person is not complete in their own personal form of spiritualism, but by the words of Christ given to His Apostles and prophets written in the New Testament. In the context of a world of false godliness, the Spirit of Christ wants you to remember the Scriptures. This is the source of true godliness. This is pure Christianity to go back to the words of Christ. This is the power that has been and is denied.
Since we know where the Truth is, Christians must get back to teaching the Gospel of Christ, the power of God unto salvation. The Holy Spirit says in 2 Timothy 4:1-2,
“I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.”
Christians must convince others. Christians must rebuke others. In so doing, Christians must encourage them and be patient. The world hates this, and godliness with power denies the need to evangelize.Christians must focus again on the teaching; teaching children, teaching each other, and teaching the world. Look back to 2 Timothy 2. Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 2:24-26,
“And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.”
Christians must be gentle, patient, and humble. The sword, being the Word of God, will convict guilty consciences enough, we, Christians, need not add to them. Paul concludes his words to Timothy saying in 2 Timothy 4:5, “But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.” What are Christians going do about the world having a form of godliness? Will a form of godliness justify your friends, your family, your coworkers, and your neighbors? Will we be fine having just a form of godliness?