Choices in Faith

Religion & Faith * by Jacob Rychlicki

Jacob Rychlicki is a Freshman at Roberts Wesleyan College and is studying Physical Education. His hobbies include fishing, hanging out with his buddies, and working out. New in his faith journey, Jacob is a Christian and attends Grace Road Church. Jacob has grown up in Caledonia, NY for his whole life and wouldn’t change it for the world.

Thank you for reading this, and have a great rest of your day ❤

When God forgave me, I figured I’d better do it too.

Johnny Cash

There are a multitude of choices being made in modern day Christianity, and there are some that many of us make unconsciously. I’d like to speak briefly upon one that should be made and one that shouldn’t, along with some solutions to aid us in becoming better brothers and sisters in Christ (shout out to BASIC! Meetings in Ellen Stowe Thursdays at 7).

The first choice that commonly gets overlooked is inviting others to indulge in the Christian faith. Matthew 28:19-20 reads, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit … and remember, I am with you always, to the end of age.” The key part in this verse that speaks for truth more than any is where it says make disciples of all nations. Now I have only been deep into my faith for a few years, but I have seen many instances where Christians have turned away from inviting others to Church. There have been mild reasons, like if they’re shy of asking others, but there have also been extreme reasons, such as the notion that a certain race shouldn’t be in God’s kingdom. There is no room for discrimination in Christianity because the Christ speaks time and time again about loving each other. Unconditional love is the key to being a righteous person in God’s eyes, so we can do this by putting others first, and lifting each other up no matter the circumstances.

A choice we don’t make is to not make time for reading the Good Word. As a college student, a key to success balance. Balanced meals, balanced schedule, and balanced time in general are all keys to making the college experience work. When we get drowned in studies, meetings, and classes, we tend to forget what is really important, and that is the Father. A super simple way to get your gospel fix in is to download the Bible app. In the app, you’ll find not only a plethora of plans that are simple to do, but also the verse of the day to get a kick-start on your day. It’s an efficient way to stay connected.