Good afternoon everyone and for the second time today I will try and write this post. I spent 20 minutes writing the original and somehow it didn’t take. Well, as usual the Enemy has lost and I will post it a second time. 🙂 Disclaimer; this post will not be holding back so if you are not one that takes kindly to accountability, you might want to stop reading right about now…..
First of all, let me tell you all that I include myself in everything that I am about to write. I am 42 years old and for the most part have stayed quiet on these things for WAY too long. I felt led yesterday to do some research on how life was in the 40’s and 50’s. Now, not everything was as perfect as “Leave it to Beaver” would have us think but nonetheless, I was amazed at just how far we have fallen as a country and as a people. Everything from taking God out of our daily lives to the 1.2 million children slaughtered every year by abortion, our country now resembles nothing like it did when it was founded and apparently that is ok. Why do you say that David? Well, its almost comical because I see plenty of Abortion activists, plenty of Atheists protesting this and that, which is all fine because we are supposed to be a free country where we can express our beliefs how we see fit. The problem is what I don’t see. I don’t see churches uniting against un-biblical practices such as abortion, men having 5 or 6 wives, you name it, the church has fallen deaf on everything. Why? Well here are a few reasons as I see it…
1. We are too worried about being politically correct; we are so afraid of “judging” or even appearing as mean-spirited that we simply don’t say anything. By the way folks, have you ever read any of the New Testament? Do you think for a second that Jesus, Paul, or any of the disciples and early believers ever hesitated for a second to “lay it on” the church in a region if they started to backslide or allow things to go on that were unacceptable in the eyes of God? No, you know what we do? We allow sick, stupid groups like the Westboro Church, and I use that term very sarcastically, to speak for us. Really??
2. We have simply gotten too comfortable where we are: Folks we say we care about the principles of Christ, but how exactly are we showing them? How exactly are we doing that when we spend all of our time in the four walls of the church building, on Facebook, on Twitter, or playing those wonderful video games. Let me say this from someone who is very skeptical of most churches; posting your beliefs on Facebook and then being silent in the real world is comforting no one. Going to church every Sunday and Wed night makes you a believer about as much as the Enemy knowing Scripture makes him a believer. If we simply sit by and raise our hands to God on Sunday morning, yet do nothing for His people the rest of the week, you are just as much of a false believer as Judas was….
3. We don’t think one person can make a difference; think one person can’t make a difference? Just ask the creator of Facebook that question. Just ask the person that started Google. Think they haven’t made a difference? Where is the next Billy Graham? Are we really content with the Sunday/Wed routine that we are also content to let our country and more importantly each other’s souls go straight to hell?
Look folks, there is evil in the world there always has been and always will until our Lord comes again. In the meantime, what are we going to do? Are we going to moan and complain about our government and discussing conspiracy stories all day? Or are we going to make a real difference for Christ, for our country, and for our world? If we don’t start today, that phrase of hell on earth will soon become a reality. Call your local congressman or woman; run for office yourself, start a church that TRULY serves others and fulfills the Great Commission. do anything, do something, but get out of the four walls, get off Facebook, Twitter and WOW, and get in the Game! Is anyone out there at all….do we care at all…..The Road is narrow, so much more narrow than we think…..