In Matthew 26:45, Jesus came to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold, the hour is at hand and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners.”

Jesus is constantly being betrayed on a daily basis while many of us are just sleeping and dwelling upon worldly affairs. There are so many things we as Christians get involved in that we have no business being a part of. There is a big misconception that Jesus is just a part of Christianity and not the sole definition of Christianity. When we come into the mentality of compartmentalizing Jesus, we fall into the devil’s deceptive trap. It seems we tend to get involved way to deeply in people’s personal lives instead of extending God’s gracious love through Jesus Christ that was expressed to us on the cross. Let’s not fall into the misconception of what makes a person Christian. Being Republican does not make a person Christian! Trusting in Jesus and sharing His grace by the way we live our lives makes us a Christian! Being a “pro-life” supporter does not make a person Christian! Believing in Jesus Christ and having His gospel live through us makes us Christian! Being an American (or any other nationality that claims to be a “Christian nation”) does not make a person Christian! Knowing that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life and walking in His light makes us Christian! Jesus, and ONLY Jesus makes us Christian!

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