Our September/October 2022 edition of the Lamplighter magazine addresses a foundational issue of Christian faith: worldview. The growing divisions in our nation prove that the foundational truths we once understood to be self-evident are no longer recognized, appreciated, or agreed upon across the spectrum of our society. Many reject the very notion of truth. How long can this "house divided against itself" stand? Only God knows.
Once we put our faith in Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit begins to mold us into the image of Christ. Over time we mature in the faith, demonstrating increasing Christlikeness in the way we think and act — and perceive the world.
The Word of God provides the foundation for our Christian perspective. Steeped in its truths, we will not be easily shaken (2 Thessalonians 2:1-4). Writing to the Romans, Paul urged new followers of Christ not to be "conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind..." (Romans 12:2). That transformation is a lifelong process.
God repeatedly urges us in Scripture to stand firm (Jude 1:3, Ephesians 6:13, Philippians 4:1, 1 Corinthians 16:13). To quote British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, we must not "go wobbly."
At one point, Paul tells us to "put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts" (Romans 13:14). But then, contrasting the inability for the natural man to know the mind of the LORD, Paul says, "but we have the mind of Christ" (1 Corinthians 2:16).
Do you long to know Truth? Know Christ.
Everything we do at Lamb & Lion Ministries is designed to point people to Jesus Christ and offer them the Blessed Hope of His soon return. This magazine is just one facet of our outreach. Our weekly television program, Christ in Prophecy, is broadcast and streamed around the world on a variety of platforms. Our website, YouTube, Facebook and Rumble apps (and more) contain content on every aspect of Bible prophecy — all with the goal of leading people into a relationship with our soon-coming King.
Christians who look forward to Jesus' imminent return are mocked as pie-in-the-sky dreamers. We are dismissed as escapists who are so heavenly-minded that we are no earthly good. But my expectation of the Rapture is based on my belief in God and my confidence in His promises. It is precisely because I believe Jesus is coming soon that I encourage urgent evangelism, holy living, and keeping our eyes on Christ. In other words, my Christ-centered worldview informs my eschatology, my relationships, my politics, my beliefs, and my attitudes.
Do you have a hard time discerning what to believe? Begin by trusting the One who said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life" (John 14:6). Through His Word, He will lead you into all understanding.