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  • Writer's picturePaul Condello

Mindsets, Drives, and Strength

Action based on middle-of-the-road support for Christian principles can be weaker than action taken that is driven by anti-Christian drives such as hate.


In public schools, a few Christians may support each other in going to a youth group after classes, but they may not have a strong enough commitment to their principles and each other to also stand up for a new Christian in class who is being embarrassed by derisive comments one day after relevantly mentioning a Christian viewpoint on a social topic in a class discussion.

As it has been written before, the natural drives a human can have can be much stronger than the Christian desire to abide by moral principles, a fact that should encourage Christians to more strongly unify and support one another in dealing with influences directed against Christian people and ideas. When the drive of hate is directed against Christians who only moderately support each other and hold to their beliefs, a hateful mindset can prevail in breaking Christians apart, turning them from their faith, embarrassing them, and harming them in other ways. To contend with strong human drives that can be directed against Christians and Christian thinking, Christians need to have a strong and healthy sense of what they believe and support each other with sincere commitment.


Christians need to strongly stand by one another in dealing with social, psychological, and other forms of harm that hateful mindsets can cause to Christian unity, a Christian's faith, and the growth of Christianity. In public schools, a few Christians may support each other in going to a youth group after classes, but they may not have a strong enough commitment to their principles and each other to also stand up for a new Christian in class who is being embarrassed by derisive comments one day after relevantly mentioning a Christian viewpoint on a social topic in a class discussion. The new Christian's budding faith may be lost and other students in the room will think twice before mentioning that viewpoint or Christianity in a positive light afterward.


Strongly standing by one another involves a mindset of genuinely understanding what one believes and being committed to it. It also involves wanting to protect it and protect others who support it. Christians committed to supporting each other and their ideas also need to develop more social structures for coordinating how to protect each other in a determined way that doesn't involve harming anyone else.




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