Don’t be the Closet Christian
“The king is familiar with these things, and I can speak freely to him. I am convinced that none of this has escaped his notice, because it was not done in a corner.” – Acts 26:26
Paul, being arrested for proclaiming the Lord, has taken a stand with King Agrippa on the matter of Christianity. Here he proclaims that all of his actions have been done in full view of everyone. That nothing he has believed or taught has been in secret; what he believes is nothing secret, even though it can make him seem insane.
Christianity is not popular, just as it wasn’t in Paul’s day. The difference is no one really knew what Christianity was all about, at the time of the first century Church, today they do. This being true, we must not relent and risk becoming closet Christians. Do not go along with the crowd in public for fear of reprisal, all the while worshiping God in private.
Let the world know where you stand, do not let it be a secret. We do not do this out of pride or arrogance, but out of faith to the Lord and out of kindness for those that hear. For by telling the Gospel and how it has changed us, many will come to know the Lord. We cannot miss an opportunity to give glory to God and the story of Salvation to the world.
Being Christmas time, there is no better time to proclaim the Lord than now. It is important that we tell the story of the birth of Jesus. Sure, we don’t know that December was the actual date, but this is the date agreed upon long ago and so we honor God by honoring the birth of the Savior. Let’s make this Christmas season one about Jesus and His saving grace.