The Invisible Christian

Christians have a responsibility to warn the lost. Some of that responsibility can be addressed by simply being visible to those around us.

We are living in a world that is teaching many people to believe that there is no such thing as absolute truth — that my ‘truth’ is different than your ‘truth’. People convinced by such teaching are simply existing in a ‘fantasy’ and we see more and more behavior associated with fantasy of one form or another.

Anchors are pulled up when faith is lost. Things that hold us together as a people are disappearing. Without common connections people are separated, set adrift and confused.

The confusion is so great in our culture now that some people are unable to tell if they are male of female. The loss of such a simple truth illustrates how confused and adrift our people have become.

A part of the issue fostering the confusion is the ‘Invisible Christian’. An ‘Invisible Christian’ is one who never displays anything openly that would indicate that he or she is a Christian. They generally exhibit good behavior and seem to expect that to be enough to fulfill their debt to Christ.

The widespread knowledge of Christ that was once part of our national identity is being lost and truth is being replaced by virtually any available philosophy. For many, faith in the Creator is being replaced by faith in the creation – idolatry.

How can we bring truth to people who do not even acknowledge their own spiritual nature — to people who rely on the material world as their only resource? How do we Christians create in them a hunger to know Christ?

Of course we can’t do it by ourselves. But we can with God, and He will be fully engaged – if we are.

In Matthew 5:14-16 Christ says, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”

Many people we meet in an average day will see only our physical form and perhaps witness some of our behavior — too often we have no opportunity to speak to them.

Without a chance to explain our behavior, idolators will not attribute it to our “Father who is in heaven”.

Simply displaying a symbol of Christ and threby identifying ourselves as Christians will help others know who we are and why we behave the way we do. In that small way, we can be witnesses and our Father can receive the glory. There are many ways to display such identifying symbols. Here are a few –

  • Wear Christian symbols on your person – a cross, a fish or a verse
  • Put a cross or a fish on your car
  • Have Christian things around your house inside and out
  • Use the language of a Christian – “Lord be with you”, “Bless you” etc.
  • Sing, whistle, hum Christian songs

If enough Christians would come out of the closet and identify themselves in public, it could start a movement. A movement that could effectively push back against the works of the evil one.

The sooner we acknowledge who we are, the sooner this world will be a safer place.

Each of us a unique spiritual being. We are born individually, die individually and stand before God every moment of our lives as an individuals. No matter how large a group we are in, our relationship with God is one on one. Therefore our worship and each of our styles of worship must be accordingly unique. That concept is developed and expanded in the book “Worshiping Alone” available on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. If you haven’t read it, please consider doing so.

Copyright © 2023 Sam Dronebarger | All rights reserved

One thought on “The Invisible Christian

  1. This certainly tells of the broken world we live in. Thank you for “God Everyday” in writing and in His being with us.

    Praying for you and Kathy as she goes to Rochester for tests and hopefully surgery to repair her heart.

    I know her heart isn’t broken as she is such a wonderful and caring creature of God. BUT needs repair to continue her wonderful Christian spirit in which she just glows to us all.



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