New survey: Evangelicals threaten workplace harmony
The American workplace is becoming more religiously diverse, and white evangelicals are the most likely to share their faith with coworkers, according to a recent study by the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding. And that, the center believes, is a problem.
The study, which examined the workplace religious discrimination experiences of 2,024 working American adults, found that half of evangelicals speak about their religious beliefs with coworkers occasionally‚ÄĒat least once or twice a month‚ÄĒcompared to 22 percent of workers overall.
Evangelicals are also more comfortable talking about religious topics than their peers: While nearly 9 in 10 evangelicals welcome the opportunity to talk about religion, 43 percent of atheist and agnostic or secular workers said they felt uncomfortable about it....
1 Corinthians 13 4 Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
JAM 1:26 ¬∂ If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is worthless.---NASB
I will say one thing giving out testimony about the Gospel, may keep you being dragged into controversial behaviors, and you do have to avoid controversial behaviors as the verse from James points out, you aren't to be obnoxious in presenting the Gospel, but even in the best way you do it, you'll have to remember,
2 Corinthians 2 15 For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; 16 to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things?---NASB
wrote: Definition of legalism: Justification by Christ plus something you do.
Dear Unmonikered Why did you post?
So if you are willing take a moment and consider my response to you, as it seems you might just be missing a whole lot of Truth that is treasure indeed to the born again child of God.
Grace (I hope you know already genuine salvation is entirely the Sovereign Work of God) is NOT opposed to effort
Grace ought to motivate us to work (that would be laborers of love and seeking God by and in faith)
Grace is (very much rightly) opposed to merit
Quoting C.T Studd "If Jesus Christ is God and died for me, than no sacrifice is too great for me to make for Him!"
God forbid we do, say or teach anything that sabotages and puts a stumbling block in the path of a child of God that ruins his or her faith to 'Seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness' that inhibits their prayer life of 'Asking, Seeking and Knocking'
AND I say this because God will reward our faithful laborers and service and obedience to His will and every child of God needs this encouragement in a time when so many even, allow me to call them religious genuises, seem so quick to punish anyone showing the least bit of love for Christ in their life.
By far the best way to sort out the evangelicals from all the others is to ask every professing Christian: "What is The Cross all about?"
A small minority will say, "The Cross is where salvation of sinful man was effected. The Cross is where the Lord Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, was crucified as a vicarious sacrifice for sin. The Cross is a place of atonement. The Cross is where death was defeated. The Cross is where God's wrath was poured out on a sinless substitute. The Cross is where God's justice and mercy are revealed. The Cross shows God's hatred of sin and love for a sinner. The Cross is the pinnacle of history. The Cross is where everything needful for salvation of sinners was finished, completed, with nothing more to add. Redemption is by blood, and that redeeming blood was spilt at The Cross.
If you do not see The Cross in that sort of light, you are not an evangelical, and you are yet in your sins and under God's wrath because of your unbelief. It makes no difference what church you attend, or if you attend no church. If your hope of heaven is anything other than The Cross, you are bound for hell. If you believe in The Cross plus something else, you do not understand why Jesus died.
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved....