Have you noticed how often we seem to be embarrassed by the names we are called by the world? It started in the Bible.
(Acts 11:26 KJV) And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.As I understand it the term “Christian” was meant as an insult. Way to go, World. It has been a useful label.
Think of some of the other things that are thrown at devout followers of Jesus. Have you ever been called a prude? No? I feel sorry for you. Being prudent is one of the great Christian qualities. Close to that is puritanical. The world means you have hang-ups about sex and don’t really know how to party. That is a bad thing? We have been called intolerant when we don’t endorse homosexuality. We have been called over-protective of our children when we don’t let them roam the mall with their friends. The word “discrimination” has become evil when all it means is making wise choices.
So? When the world calls you names, thank them if they are really good traits being polluted by followers of Satan. Remember, even red-necks got that way from working hard on hot days. Not so bad when you think about it.