Can a Christian be against Christ?

The answer to the title of this article may seem obvious, however, it is not always so! Not all Christians are actually living a life that pleases Christ.

While having christian parents is enough to be called ‘christian’, it takes more than just being born in a Christian family to be on the side of Christ. The lines are way thinner than we imagine.

Once Jesus’ mother and brothers were waiting to meet Him standing outside a house and this news was brought to Jesus. He immediately looked at the crowd in front of Him, who filled that house, and said ‘who is my mother, and who are my brother’s?’ (Matthew 12:48)

I believe, it would have left the audience of Jesus completely baffled. If we were to make the same statement to our parents and siblings today, we would be calling for deep trouble! Yet Jesus did it, because his standards were different and His teachings were tough.

Jesus went against traditions, culture and expectations of His people and time. He gave the place of a mother, brother and sister to those who did the ‘will of God’, over his own blood related family. So if Jesus questioned His own family, would he spare you and me if we don’t believe in Him and do His will, just because our parents are christians?

“Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” Matthew 12:30

Being spiritually passive is a state where one chooses to be inactive in the affairs of the kingdom of God, often accompanied by reasoning such as ‘there is already too much on my plate’, ‘let me work hard now and when I retire I will serve Christ’, ‘am busy trying to hold everything together’, ‘if I don’t work, how will I feed my family’, ‘it’s a clergy job’. This is a very dangerous state to be in.

Jesus gave the place of a mother, brother and sister to those who did the ‘will of God’, over his own blood related family.

When God made us a new creation, He made us for a purpose with a heavenly mandate to be His ambassadors on earth. Not fulfilling or, for that matter, neglecting such a calling not only makes us disobedient to God but destroys the very work of Christ. And Jesus said, these are the people who are against Him!

In a world where everyone likes to play safe, Christ made the lines quite clear and expects us to choose the kind of life that abides by the law of Christ.

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Give thanks, my friend, now when the road uphill is hard to climb
Give thanks, my friend, now when the valley below is threatening and a fright
Give thanks, my friend, now when a loved one is drawing away
Give thanks, my friend, now when failures seem to stay

Also, give thanks, my friend, now when the road ahead looks bright and clear
Give thanks, my friend, now when the valley below is plush flowers
Give thanks, my friend, now when that loved one is yours to hold
Give thanks, my friend, when success meets you at every door

Because this, my friend, is God's will for you - TO GIVE THANKS TO HIM IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES !
He knows your end from the beginning. He cares for you more than you care. Can He who holds heaven and earth, not take control of your life? Does He not love you unconditionally? 

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. 
1 Thessalonians 5:18


It is really hard, really really hard. Probably no one can understand what you’re going through. The devil sows lies in our minds about the hardships, uncertainty and tests in our lives to pull us down, bring in fear and discouragement to a point where he makes us think that we are no longer loved by God or that we can never love God. Both of those are big lies, because Satan is the prince of lies.

This is God’s word for you, if you’re in this place. God wants to remind you now that – in all the hardships, trials and tests, the love of Jesus Christ in you and for you will never be separated from you.

This is what God says in Romans 8:35-37 –

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Beloved, YOU ARE MORE THAN A CONQUEROR THROUGH THE LOVE OF JESUS that is poured out in your hearts through what He did for you on the cross and what He will do for you by giving you eternal life. These trials and tough times are temporary and Jesus overcame them by death on the cross and through His resurrection. No deadly peril or negativity can separate you from the love of Christ in you.

Don’t spend time pondering on the trials, spend your time living as a conqueror through Christ. Believe in Jesus’ resurrection power to overcome any uncertain and tough situation you face.

Be encouraged today, Jesus conquered for you and as you keep believing in Him, you are more than a CONQUEROR ✨