Exile: one wandering in a land that is not his home; alien.
A home for those who know they are not at home
The Christian Exile was created to urge Christians to live as “exiles and strangers” in this world. As Christians we recognize that there are two ways of living; one which leads to life, and one which leads to death; and there is a vast difference between those two ways. As disciples of Christ, our way of life revolves around the two great commandments: to love God, our Creator, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Yet we are surrounded by those who live according to a vastly different ethic. As Christians, we most certainly are “exiles and strangers” in this world, and we don’t need to forget it!
Are you an exile? Is your citizenship in heaven? Are you looking for “the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God”? Stick around. You’ve found your home away from home.
Who we are
The Christian Exile was created by four followers of Christ: Daniel Boyd, Tyler Boyd, John Jones and Lance Mosher. We are non-denominational (and anti-denominational) Christians. Sometimes we are asked “what kind of Christian are you?” (Meaning “What sect of Christianity do you belong to?). How is a true follower of Christ supposed to answer that question!? Is Christ divided?
It is our prayer that the writings you will find in The Christian Exile won’t be motivated by any sort of sectarianism. We have no desire to use The Christian Exile to build up any one sect or “party of Christians.” Our desire is to build up the Kingdom of God. We just want to be Christians. We want to please God. We want to follow Christ. That’s it.
What you will find
On this site you will find articles and blog posts on numerous topics which are relevant to living as exiles and strangers. Here’s a sample of some of the topics we plan to study and discuss:
- The nature of the Kingdom of God
- The origins and nature of kingdoms of this world
- Civil governments: God’s purpose for them, the final destiny of them, and the Christian’s relationship to them
- Reflections on biblical teachings about “loving our enemies”
- Discussion of hard questions, such as, “How should a Christian respond to an enemy attacker at the door who wants to kill his wife and family?” among other challenging questions
- Encouragement to abstain from fleshly desires, and the love of this world
- How to achieve Christian unity in a denominational world
- Life as a disciple of Christ rather than a disciple of any particular sect of Christianity
Why should you care about our opinions on these topics? Well, you shouldn’t! We hope to keep the focus of our articles on God’s word, and on humble reflection on the “opinions” expressed by Christ and the apostles. God’s teachings are the only ones that matter! If you see any of our opinions slipping through, please forgive us and ignore them. Better yet, correct them. But we most certainly encourage you to seriously consider the words of Scripture, and to strive to humbly submit your opinions to His word.
What we want from you
We have three simple requests:
- Please take a moment and say a prayer for us. Pray that The Christian Exile will honor God and encourage Christians, while reflecting His truth in love.
- Read, study, and share. Please visit us often, but most importantly, “search the scriptures to see if these things are so.” If you like what you find in The Christian Exile, please share us with others.
- Join in the discussion. Let us know if you would like to be a guest author for The Christian Exile (even if your opinions don’t agree with ours).
“…To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion…” (1 Peter 1:1, ESV)