Friday, January 31, 2020

What Will It Take for Christians to Awaken from Our Apathetic Stupor?

I admit, after reading the article by Joy Pullmann, I was both frustrated and angry – especially since I had read Pastors Must Address Politics (and everything else) From the Pulpit. • by Gary DeMar  just minutes before that. Truly, what will it take?

Are you a pastor? The Apostle Paul was a great fighter. His fighting was partly against external enemies—against hardships of all kinds. Five times he was scourged by the Jews, three times by the Romans; he suffered shipwreck four times; and was in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by his own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren. And finally he came to the logical end of such a life, by the headsman’s axe. It was hardly a peaceful life, but was rather a life of wild adventure. Lindbergh, I suppose, got a thrill when he hopped off to Paris, and people are in search of thrills today; but if you wanted a really unbroken succession of thrills, I think you could hardly do better than try knocking around the Roman Empire of the first century with the Apostle Paul, engaged in the unpopular business of turning the world upside down. - The Good Fight of Faith, by J. Gresham Machen (1929) (Involves conflict)

To whom much is given – much is required!

Do you sit in DaPews? Why are you there? Is it just to spend time singing love songs to Jesus once a week and learn how to be nice to everyone? Who is your Lord and Master? Is it some pussyfooting wimp who never said an unkind word to anyone or Read The Gospels To Discover The Jesus Nobody Likes To Talk About - By Glenn T. Stanton

Who are we, fellow Christians? Is it time to end our children’s games and grow up - and get to work! Is it time to stop playing Christian whack-a-mole and actually carry out our sacred duty of destroying the works of OldDevilScratch?

If you are new here and wondering what this rant is about – start here – for an introduction.

The items I read today were not totally new to me but they disturbed my comfort level and normalcy bias to the point that I will speak with my local bank folks to see what their position is on this and other issues.

As I have said on numerous occasions in the past, if the tens of millions of Christians actually ACTED as Christians, it would cause a cultural, economic, political and educational EARTHQUAKE! Our economic effect alone on a nationwide boycott or similar action would get their attention.
Remember – wise as serpents and harmless as doves! But remember also – war has been declared upon us – what say we act accordingly!