Is it possible that I am at a loss for words? Alas, so it seems. Today words are escaping me–whether it’s my research paper, blog post or my novel. I’ve thought of writing about what I have observed within society, but then I’d be just complaining more about what is wrong with human nature rather than doing something to fix what little I can.
There are so many aspects of politics, church, public education, and popular culture (movies, music and books) that each deserves its own rant. Most Bible believing Christians know that our society is becoming less and less friendly towards our worldview and are attempting to force their views upon us.
Why is a nation based on the concept of separation of church and state doing all it can to turn the table and have state dictate the affairs of church?
Does this sound fair? Where are the freedom of speech and the freedom of belief? Are these really a figment of the past? I pray it is not so.
Christians need to start standing up for what we hold most dear. Sharing the Gospel is one thing, but force conversion is a thing of the past. (Again, I hope this be true.)
The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you want them to do unto you.
BUT… the western world is acting like they are the bullied victims. They are treating churches like the Church treated “heretics” back before the days of the Reformation.
Why is our ever increasing atheistic culture become fundamentally atheistic? Dogmatically atheistic?
Why are so-called Christians not standing up for what they believe? Or giving in to the demands of the surrounding culture so easily?
Where is you faith? Where is God? Or should I say, who or what is your god? The God of the Bible or the god of this world?
“But if it doesn’t please you to worship Yahweh, choose for yourselves today the one you will worship: the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. As for me and my family, we will worship Yahweh” (Joshua 24:15, HCSB).
Do I really need to remind you what happened to ancient Israel and Judah because they choose to pledge their allegiance to the gods of the surrounding peoples? I think not.
In Deuteronomy 11:26-28 a blessing and a curse are issued to the Israelite nation. In Matthew 5:17-20 Jesus also gives a similar blessing and a curse. Why, then, do churches practice the manufacturing of their own rules either to harmonize with the sinful world or to estrange not-yet believers?
Like the saying goes, “Christians, don’t be a stumbling block for the world, the Gospel is the stumbling block.” The world already hate us because of our message, God’s message, we don’t need to give them any more reasons to hate us.
Go in peace and stand up for the Truth!