Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2
The Bible says to us “Do not be conformed to this world.” But what exactly does that mean. When you chose not to be conformed to this world it means that we are all called to be in the world but we are not called to be of the world. If you read the rest of Romans 12: 2 it states Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Meaning that one you have mastered the idea of how not to be conformed to this world then you will be able to recognize what is of the world and what is of God. There are a lot of things in this world that have become acceptable, and many people are so blinded by what is called right in the world, that suddenly wrong has become right. Even though it is not right in the eyes of God. And that is why the Bible tells us “Do not be conformed to this world” because the world changes but God does not.
In the world. We want to accept everything, everyone, and everybody’s behavior and have become afraid to call crazy, crazy or stupid, stupid. And for anyone who dares call a wrong out for being wrong, then all of a sudden they are intolerant.
For example, slut shaming. To be clear, I do not feel that shaming anyone is good. But let’s be real, to advertise the fact that you are a “slut” and that women should be proud of that is misguided. For some reason, because we do not want to make anyone feel bad by rejecting their lifestyles, we want to applaud a women who are out their sleeping with tons of men. Instead of calling it promiscuous and that it is psychological damaging to the woman, we are trying to call it liberating.
Despite the fact that it goes against our very human nature. The best things about humans is that were are separate from animals and that we can attach to people. When men and women have sex hormones are released that tell them to attach to one another in an emotional way. We are not genetically made up to freely sleep with one another without the ability to connect on a deeper level (see my blog here). So why downgrade ourselves like we are animals who just randomly walk around having sex with each other. Like we do not have the ability to control ourselves or our impulses, when we do.
I am pro-life (read my blog here on why). I do not judge anyone that has had an abortion because that is their business. But I will not accept that we should just disregard an unborn person as a blob of tissue that has no right to be born. When you think of how many babies are aborted each year, that were made to be people, it is sad. But we desensitize ourselves to what the act of an abortion really is, because we want people have “rights” and we want everyone to have the free will to choose to do whatever they want.
So if it means that we call a baby a blood clot is a woman’s stomach then so be it. That is what we will do. When really we should be teaching woman to make responsibly decisions to prevent pregnancy so that they are not faced with an abortion. Not to mention people always want to talk about a woman’s right to choose but do not talk about the psychological and/or physical damages that women have after having an abortion. No one wants to talk about that, we just want to talk about a woman’s right to choose even when woman are in the second and third trimester. Does that not sound crazy to anyone but me?
Weather you believe it or not when you end this life there is going to be a God at the end of that tunnel and you are going to have to explain everything that you have done. I have done so many wrong things, but when I realized that I am going to have to answer to God one day. I had to change myself.
- What could I tell God to make him understand me having sex with men I was not married to or emotionally connected to?
- What could you say to God after having 5 abortions that could make God understand your perspective?
- What can you say to God for lying on someone, causing them to lose their job?
- What could you say to God, for bullying someone so much that they kill themselves?
Whatever your reason is, I would love to hear it. And if you feel that God would accept whatever reason you give, then that is something you are going to have to deal with in the afterlife.
That is what it means. Do Not Be Conformed To This World. Do not let other people tell you what is right and what is wrong. Let God tell you because at the end of the day this is the person you are going to be answering to anyway when you die. This is the ONLY one that has the right to pass judgment on you. And when it does you better make sure that everything you have done and stood for on this Earth was for God and not for man, because once you are dead and buried man cannot save you from the judgment that God is going to pass down on you.
Many Christians fear they will come off as Bible thumbing psychos because if they do not want to conform to the craziness that is going on in the world today. There are other Christians who just want to pick and choose what they want to believe out of the Bible. Some of us believe so much in horoscopes, the moon alignment, and psychics…but we do not believe what God has to say? What sense does that make? So do not be conformed to this world. Either you want to follow the world or you want to follow God. You cannot follow both.
I have learned that you cannot be afraid to stand up for what is right, for what God says is right, and not fall into a world of crazy because the world is telling you that doing the wrong thing is right. At the end of the day, when you die; you are responsible for you. You cannot blame your wronging doings on anyone else but yourself.
Remember that old phrase, what would Jesus do? If you do not think Jesus would approve of you having an orgy with 5 different people then guess what? Don’t do it! In every action ask yourself, will this make God happy or mad?If you know it will make God mad, then do not do it. Many people want to rely on God’s grace to forgive them of their wrong doing, but however you rely on your impulses and try your best not to go out and do something crazy. God’s grace is with us, but there is always self-control. And sometimes we need to take it upon ourselves to just do the right thing, and no try to sin in God’s face and call it a right when we know it is wrong.
Do not be conformed to this world, but continuously be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you may be able to determine what God’s will is—what is proper,[a] pleasing, and perfect. –Romans 12:2