Many call themselves Christian. In the early 1900’s it was estimated that there were roughly 600 million Christians worldwide. In our time, in the 21st century, it is estimated that there are nearly 2.5 billion Christians on the planet! That is a huge number. The first question one would rightfully ask is, “Why is there so much wickedness and injustice in the land if there are so many Christians? The answer to that question is quite simple. Many profess themselves to be Christians in word (tongue) but in deed (action) they are not. It’s as simple as that. No sugar coating it. Even in many of the so called “local churches” many call themselves evangelical but have yet to make one True disciple! Hence, a major reason why wickedness still prevails.
There are roughly 33,000 denominations. Interesting, since the bible never once speaks of a denomination. If one could rightfully call themselves anything, a Christian would be fitting since the disciples of Jesus Christ were first called “Christians” in Antioch (Acts 11:26 KJV). But as the subject of this writing implies, many who call themselves “christian” are truly not!
“Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity?” (Psalm 94:6). This scripture seems to tell it plain an simple. There are few who will become True Christians and obey the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ. There are few who will rise up against wickedness and make true disciples. Jesus stated, “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 14:15). This tells us that those who truly Love our Lord Jesus Christ will not justify his commands i.e, love for the brethren, conducting one’s self in holy living, hating and condemning evil, obedience to the command of Baptism, receiving his Holy Spirit, etc. They will be wiling to follow the Word of God over anything else and not give heed to contemporary theory of the Bible.
Being a Christian is more than labeling one’s self a “Christian.” Being a Christian involves doing the will of the Father. When Jesus was told that his natural family were there to see him and that he should be attentive to them, notice his reply: “But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother” (Matthew 12).
When one begins to “Do the will of the Father” they begin to change the world!