The lifestyle of Christians ought to be such as becometh the gospel of Christ. our lives ought to be honoring to Christ in every way. The way we think; the way we speak; the way we act -ought to manifest the life of the Holy Spirit who dwells within us. All Christians are supernaturally bound together by the indwelling Holy Spirit, and ought to stand fast with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel. Christians ought to expect to be treated by the world and the enemies of Christ in the same manner as Christ was treated by the world. If the world did not want to accept the lifestyle of Christ, then we cannot expect the world to be engrossed by our Christian lifestyle if indeed Christ lives in us.
“Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel. And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God. For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake; having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.” Philippians 1: 27-30.
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