Christians need to be more dangerous, and I’m not talking about walking around with loud fashion, carrying weapons, or ingesting substances that make people question whether we are sane. What I am talking about is being dangerous to Satan and the World.
Those first few years when Christianity was just starting out, it was feared. The statement in Acts of the apostles turning the world upside down was a statement in regards to the fact that Christians believed totally the opposite of what “normal” people did, and they were causing problems. The Jewish government, followed by the Romans and on down the line persecuted and killed the Christians because they were “dangerous.”
Why were they dangerous? Because their allegience was not to government or an idol made of hands (something pliable that could have its meaning changed). They were aligned with an objective, unchanging God and His Word. Thus the world, and its increasing desire to sin in “new” ways and then be able to moralize it, could not escape that there was a group of people with concrete beliefs of right and wrong.
We see it today. “Christianity” takes a real beating in public (from the “inside” and out) because of its beliefs of right and wrong. That’s why those on the inside want to change– or reinterpret –its core teachings to mean things it does not. Just look at the Episcopals and homosexuality.
The more we stand on the Word of God and do not compromise, the more dangerous we are. We prove that we cannot be swayed. We prove that we’re not just going to accept the doctrine of a man or group of man in regards to belief in the creation of the world, etc. This is dangerous stuff. When people can control beliefs, they can gather emotions and rule.
True Christianity will always be dangerous in that it stands for a concrete set of right and wrong, and it ministers to those that are the least. Get both of these, and through them God can change a world.