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If you’re not being called a religious fanatic, you’re not doing your job.
If mainstream Christianity hasn’t labeled you a heretic, you’re not doing your job.
If people in general don’t think you’re crazy, you’re not doing your job.
If some aren’t openly accusing you of being certifiable, you’re not doing your job.
Being a born-again believer living in the world and preaching and teaching the Word should be earning you every insult and slight and accusation in the book, if you’re doing your job. Jesus says you’ll be hated and persecuted, and that you should expect these things and be happy when they occur, because it means you’re doing your job.
Jesus was considered crazy by the world. Jesus was labeled a heretic. Jesus was even accused of being demonically possessed. Because the world is by definition opposed to the message of the Gospel, and so those who adhere to the lies of the world will abhor those who adhere to the Truth of God.
So embrace being called a religious fanatic. Revel in being dismissed as a Bible thumper. Agree with those who call you crazy, and tell them you’re crazy like Jesus and you wouldn’t want to be any other way.
I can’t imagine wanting to fit in with the world or wanting to get the world’s approval, knowing that the world is under Satan. The more the world laughs at me and rejects me and bans me and considers me a threat simply for speaking God’s Word, the happier I am and the more I know I’m doing my job.
I hope you’re doing your job, too.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.Matthew 5:11-12