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Camouflage Christians

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Have you ever heard of the term “Camouflage Christian? Obviously, most people think they know what a Christian is, i.e. a follower of the teachings of Jesus Christ. But what is camouflage? Camouflage can be defined as: “to hide or disguise the presence of (a person, animal, or object); or the disguising of military personnel, equipment, and installation by painting or covering them to make them blend in with their surroundings.”  

So, how can you be a Christian if you are hiding your identity or trying to blend in with the world, so people don’t know who you are and what you stand for? Christianity is not a superman act! At church, you’re the super Christian, but once you leave church, you become the carnal Clark Kent. That’s an oxymoron! Either you are an open confessing Christian following the teachings of Jesus, or you’re not a Christian at all. 

You can’t be both, a Christian but also camouflaged. Jesus said in Matthew 5:14: “Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” Also, Jesus said in Matthew 5:16: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” It is said 31.6% of the world’s population identified as Christians (that’s approx. 2.5 billion people), but where are they? 

Evidently, they are camouflaged! Our responsibility is not to fit in the world or to please the world, but to please God. Paul stated very plainly, he never intended to camouflage the teachings of the Gospel or his stand for Christ. 

I Thessalonians 2:4-6 (NLT) said: “For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts. Never once did we try to win you with flattery (or camouflage). And God is our witness that we were not pretending to be your friends just to get your money! As for human praise, we have never sought it from you or anyone else.” 

And one of Paul’s most famous quotes that assured him that he is not a “camouflage” Christian is Romans 1:16: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel Of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
 
So, come on Saints, let’s get real with Christ! Stop working so hard to camouflage your salvation and work on letting your light shine. Christians are working way too hard to look like the world, think like the world and do the things of the world. At the end of the day, who is pleased? Is it you, the world, or Jesus. All the sacrifices you made to conform to the world, what did it profit? 

Jesus said in Mark 8:36: “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” Solomon, with all his wisdom, said he possessed everything, and did whatsoever his soul desired. But, at the end of his days, he summed up his life in the book of Ecclesiastes and said: “all is vanity and vexation of spirit.”  Solomon said one thousand women did not satisfy him; all the riches that he possessed did not give him peace; fame and fortune did not comfort him; neither being the wisest man that ever lived, brought fulfillment to his life. 

But, at the end of his days, Solomon leaves us with this profound wisdom in Ecclesiastes 12:13-14: “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” So, people of God, I adjure you, don’t waste your life trying to be a Camouflage Christian.

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