Hi @Saranna… I finally got a chance to respond.
I totally hear what you’re saying.
You know., what I love about Christian life is the fact that it places the emphasis on the principle, connected to the person Jesus Christ. The moment we get captured by precepts (actions, expressions, rules, model etc…) instead, we will lose our way somewhere down the road as we forget the reasons to it.
Conditions often shape the expression, but the principle is constant. We are to love God and we are to love people. How we show that love varies and does not have a vast structure. There is no silver bullet, if I can put it like that. But the church and the individual believer is(should) be flexible enough to move with God in order to be relevant.. This testifies of His manifold wisdom.
The world cannot capture this, because we operate from a standpoint that is guided by the Word and by the Spirit. Sooner or later, systems will come to a point of deep darkness. But on us, the light of God shall be seen. And that light is connected to Christ. And we only have one agenda: To let our light shine, so that men will see our good works and glorify the Father.
Even if we are in the world, we are not limited and guided by the systems of the world. We are guided by the Word and the Spirit, which stands above loyalty to whatever organisation and system…
When we choose to work for an organisation; whether it be in business, politics, community, etc…, we are guided by reasons and motives that are in line with the word of God. And when we function, we function from a position that honors and testifies of the Lord, knowing that these organisations fall short in many ways. The Lord has given all of us divine logic to choose our work environment wisely, so that we don’t bring harm to the gospel and so that we don’t limit ourselves from fulfilling our mandate.
So I don’t believe that we can live by another ideology than the christian ideology or worldview. We are from a perfect Kingdom, that can never be shaken. All other systems of the world have no eternal meaning and are bound to fall in darkness, because the man behind the system is corrupt. For example, all economic models have shown that. Man’s fleshly nature is one of selfish ambition and control.
So we are fully Christians! We use the platforms that we have chosen, our talents, expertise, etc to present the Kingdom solutions and to defend the message of the Kingdom.
Looking forward to continue this discussion.