Luke 21:17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.
It is always shocking to me to meet so many young American Christians that have no idea that we are to expect to be hated. Being a Christian was not the road to popularity. Jesus never said it was. Too many Christians try to fit in. They want everyone to like them.
I am not talking about external differences. Some Christians make enemies just for the fun of it. They try to think that something external marks them as a Christian.
What marks you as a Christian is not so much that you believe in and worship Jesus but that you know and believe that He is the only way to be saved. Believing that Jesus is the only way makes you rude and arrogant.
It is not trying to dress different or act differently but rather to be so strong in recognizing Jesus as God, the only God. Jesus is the Saviour and the only One.
That will never be popular. We can’t just go along to get along. We will announce Jesus. He is the dividing line for the true believer.