Friday, Sep 30, 2011

The Unique View of the Writer Who Is a Christian

Writers who are not followers of Jesus Christ have commented to me on occasion that they would like to try to write for the Christian market.  While their intentions are good, they have no clue as to what it means to be a Christian writer, a writer who has been born again through Jesus Christ and whose worldview is Kingdom-centered and not world-centered. 

I always do my best to answer such people with the utmost respect, fully aware that they do not understand the meaning of  the Scripture verse, “what fellowship has light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14).  The truth is that only the writer who personally knows Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord can convey His message with authenticity. Only a writer who has an intimate relationship with Christ can serve as the pen of Christ. Others may try, but their work will not ring true to the believer. 

This is not intended to be a condescending statement by any means. At one time, I was not a Christian, and I had no clue as to the Scripture’s definition of a Christian.  What the above Scripture verse means is that Christians who write are not of this world, only in it. Our citizenship is in another world, the Kingdom of Heaven. We have a connection with God that non-Christians do not have.  The only way to be connected to God the Father is through His Son Jesus Christ. There is no other way (John 14:6). 

That a writer is not currently a Christian certainly does not mean that he or she cannot become one. It is my prayer that those who do not yet know our precious Savior will encounter Him. Only then will they understand what it means to write as a Christian. 

For any non-Christians reading this, if you would like to know how to be reconnected to God the Father through Jesus Christ, click here.

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