We live in a time, where if you are asked about your religion, and you say, “I’m a Christian.” you might get this follow-up question: “Yeah but what kind of Christian?” It’s questions like these that add to the confusion that already exists in the minds of the youth or those who are searching for faith. More than that, the Christianity that is displayed by the majority today is hardly the Christianity that is taught in the Word of God, and so the young in faith come to the conclusion that the things God teaches in the Bible are not that important. Others growing increasingly frustrated will simply drop religion altogether and claim the label, “Spiritual but not religious.” What’s worse is that there also exists a false notion that the Bible is too complicated to understand and so there is also a lack of proper Bible study. Perhaps the non-Christian has put it into his head that if religious people, who are followers and studiers of the Bible, can’t even agree, what chance does he/she have to understand it. And so because of all the confusion and lack of desire, there is no attempt to study and understand the Word of God.
Respect for God and His word has been replaced with the respect of PHD’s, bible scholars, and those who name themselves pastors, priests, preachers, and reverend. Love for God’s will has been replaced by love of man’s will. Instead of us being conformed to the image of God, we conform God to the image of what we would have Him be. And so man has become his own God with his own creeds and doctrines, and as a result, religious confusion is at an all time high. The frustrated blame God for all the religious confusion and often find comfort in unbelief.
But then we read in the Bible that God is not the author of confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33) and even condemns division among Christians (1 Corinthians 1:10). Then we remember Jesus’ appeal for unity so that the world “may believe that You [God] sent Me [Jesus]” (John 17: 21). We also might remember that if we claim we know God and don’t do the things He has said, we are liars (1 John 2:3-6). We understand that our faith comes from God’s Word (Romans 10:17) and our love for God is proven by how we live according to His commandments (2 John 6), even denying our own ambitions and pleasures for the sake of following Christ (Luke 9:23). This means that true faith requires belief with action. But the faith claimed by the majority of the Christian world is merely an easy “believism” without any proof of love for God except by the fact that they call Him, “Lord” (Matthew 7:21). There are obvious discrepancies between the Word of God and the displays of the Christian world, and this hinders the work of conversion as people view the divided condition among churches.
So, “justchristian” is about going back to the basics. It’s about removing all religious creeds, human religious traditions, human preferences, and pride in order to replicate the degree of Christianity in the New Testament. The hope of this site is that it will be a benefit to those who love truth, that is God’s truth and not man’s. “justchristian” is for those who believe the Bible to be the Word of God, and that the Word of God is the source of ALL truth relative to salvation (John 17:17; 2Timothy 3:16-17). The goals of “justchristian” are to teach, encourage, and serve as guide to godly decision-making using the Word of God. The attempt is to show the Christian, especially the young Christian, how to live in this world without being a part of it; in other words, not to avoid it, but to put the Christian influence in the world without the world influencing the Christian. The goal is to change the world around you by being the best Christian you can possibly be, and it starts by changing the world within you. “justchristian” will never be about following the masses or doing what’s popular, but doing what’s right in God’s eyes, even if it costs everything. Will it be hard? Absolutely. Will it be worth it? Absolutely. “justchristian” is for just Christians…no more, no less.