Are We Ready To Stand?
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
As followers of Christ we are living in different days. In fact we are living in days unlike anything before. No longer is being a Christian held in honor in our nation. In fact just the opposite is true. Christians are under attack as never before. The things we hold dear are now being questioned and doubted. There was a time when marriage was sacred. People understood that marriage was between a man and a woman and they intended to be married until death. Today the biblical institution of marriage is mocked by our world and even discouraged by our government.
We are also dealing with the issue of life. It is reported that there are approximately 3,000 abortions a day in the United States. This means that over 1 million babies each year are killed in America. By the time you read this blog and 24 hours pass, there will have been another 3,000 babies murdered in America. How can we continue to let that happen? Surely we cannot read that statistic and not be moved in our heart.
As you may know we are presently seeing pastors being told to turn over their sermons and even their personal files that deal with private ministry conversations they have with church members to city leaders in Houston. This is happening because pastors have stood on the word of God and proclaimed the teaching of the Bible. We can absolutely say the very word of God is under attack.
What does all of this mean. It means we must be ready to stand. Every Christian must be ready and willing to stand on the Word of God as the foundation of their life. We cannot back away from the truth of the Bible. We must be kind. We must be humble. We must be loving. But we must be firm. Today my brothers and sisters I want to encourage you to spend time in prayer. Ask the Lord to make us all strong. Ask the Lord to cause us not to waver. Ask the Lord to glorify Himself in our lives.
Be ready to stand dear followers of Christ. The time has come when we must boldly stand for the teaching of our Lord.