So to today’s topic. The distinction between believers and unbelievers does not just start in the bible verse that all Christians know, where we are not supposed to be “unequally yoked.” That’s a good place to start, but I found evidence that it actually started with the creation story. However, to understand this, you have to understand who you have been created to be.
I recently heard from a friend that the old testament should not mean much to Christians, but should only be used as a reference. I absolutely disagree with that statement because there are loads to learn about who we are, and our God from the old testament. We might be referred to as the “millennials,” but we are created by the same God just like the people in the “bible days.” Okay…. I know 2 Corinthians 6:14 says,
“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” I would like you to take note of the last part of that verse. Please just indulge me as I make my point, I promise I’d eventually get there. Now go back to Genesis 1, the creation story. Stop where God created light and saw that it was good. (Every artist must feel that way after painting a masterpiece. I know I do after working on my face). The next thing God did was to immediately separate light from darkness. I hope you’re still following my logic- I know this might sound complicated because the creation story is just supposed to be one thing- be a creation story. Well, it’s about to get more intense (probably because I don’t just do simple). Let’s go back to that creation story where we talked about the creation of light. Well, what if I told you God intended for you to be just like that light (Yes, you!). This might sound complex considering God created man on the sixth day. You sha, keep following my rantings, I promise I will eventually put the pieces together. I’m sorry if I’m making this feel like a lot of work in just one piece. Could you link Matthew 5:14 to the verse about the creation of light. Now, this might not make much sense at first because the creation story is in the old testament, and Matthew is part of the new testament, but I’d like you to think about it for a while. This is why I didn’t agree with what my friend said. Also remember, God is the beginning and the end; which means He knows the end from the beginning. I can imagine Him waiting for me to one day make this connection.
Back to my point about being unequally yoked- God has separated us from the beginning, and we need to always stand out. However, this does not mean we should go about judging others because we feel they are “darkness.” The message Christ gave us to the world is that of hope and not of condemnation. If you take nothing from my ramblings- remember that you have been separated from darkness; after God saw that you are good.