Christians Living Secular


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A local pastor that I dearly love shared with me a very alarming and almost laughable statistics; he told me that forty years ago 70% of Americans felt that that they were sure that heaven was their final destination after death. The same survey was done recently and the number remains the same. Nevertheless, today we have less Americans reading and studying the Scriptures, less Americans participating in Church life and most alarming, less American praying. How can we call ourselves Christians without a prayer life?

         The reality is that many are embracing a secular lifestyle. In its basic definitions the word secular means, without the influence of any spirituality. You can’t find God in their conversations, you can’t find God in what they listen to, you can’t find God in what they watch, you can’t find God in their finances and you can’t find God in their service. They “GO TO CHURCH”, not realizing that they are suppose to be the church. Their Christianity has become whatever happens in those two hours of service on Sundays.

         The coming together of the saints is a Biblical mandate; every time we come together in Jesus name, we are having church. The building or the place we come together in His name is totally irrelevant. The problem is that many folks in the church are not seeking God and have no desire of developing true relationship with brothers and sisters in the Lord. We are called to be a family you know!

         Have you taken a good look at your kids? Are they excited about God? Are they praying and studying the Scriptures? or are they on their phones texting, in social media and throwing selfies every time they get a chance as if they are the center of the world? The devil has many of our young people, even in our churches, lost in such vanity. They to are living secular lives.

         Christianity is real; Christianity is the only true religion that makes sense of the whole universe and our purpose in it. Christianity is not boring; unprepared pastors and teachers are making Christianity boring because they teach the same thing over and over. Christianity is not simple; Christianity is filled with excitement and open invitation to go into the deep things of God. Our Bible, our history, the power of God, the prophetic, His presence, the orthodoxy of our faith and the joy of service are just some of the many areas of our faith that are soul fulfilling.

         Our God is bigger than the lies of the secular world; our God is the real deal. It is a lie from hell that has many thinking that they can live lives without God; they are deceived, even in our own churches. Are you tired of the same sermons in the church? I encourage you to start by reading the Bible, take a class in theology, and look for ways to get to know God. Above all, take time to pray, take time to be alone with God. He will not let you down. “You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; 18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen. 2 Peter 3:17-18 (KJV)

Author: angelcasiano

An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director. While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog. In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.

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