I have held in restraint any comments from the past few months about what our government is doing, what our court justices are doing. I have had to pray over my thoughts, my heart, my opinions. Over and over and over. But now the time has come for me to put on paper what is bursting inside of me.
Why are we Christians surprised over recent events? The Bible tells us things are going to get worse and worse. There is no fixing it. We the People of the United States are proud to be part of this great Nation and proud of our heritage and proud of our soldiers and first responders. This Nation was built on faith and freedom of religion. No court, no legislative branch, no president, can take that away from us. It is our history.
Now it is time for the Christians to hear the "call". It is as clear to me as hearing the horn blown at the second coming of Christ. We must stand up. We must stand out.
We must respond not as aggressors beating everyone in the head with our 50 lb Bibles. But we must respond as Christ would respond. With love and caring. Not to compromise our beliefs--- no no no. But to treat those that are different from us as Christ treats us with all of our weakness, frailties, faults, sins, etc.
And it is time to answer "the call" by standing out, stepping up, being the light we should have been all along. Many businesses I have been in lately, including a car show room, restaurants, gift shops, etc, are being bold enough to play Christian music. One restaurant has Christian pictures and scriptures on its walls and even the tee shirts of the waitresses. That is what we need to do.
For too long we have been silent. We have tried to be "politically correct" in our speech and our actions which only served to water down our beliefs. Now it is time to be Christ-centered in our speech and our actions. To be bold about who we are and not apologize.
I am one who is rather thankful now that Prayer was voted out of the Public Schools. Yes, I know, but now we would have to tolerate our children possibly bowing to other gods to be "fair" to all religions. But we don't have to do that. If you are concerned, teach your children to pray at home, to pray for their schools, classmates, teachers. The parents need to be bold about this with their children.
I challenge you to be bold, dear Christian brothers and sisters. Know who you are in Christ. Not to antagonize others, but to be the light that shows others the path to true love and peace.
I am passionate about this. That is one reason I am now involved with Victory TV and Radio. The Dottie Coffman Show is back on radio (more about that later). Victory, led by Lisa Bennett, is providing good family friendly programming. If the world does not offer what we can use (what a surprise that it cannot!!!), then we as Christians need to provide what we need for ourselves. That example just may have a huge impact on the world in general and just may bring others to Christ.
Step up, Christian. Answer THE CALL. The time is NOW. Things won't get any better. But don't be dismayed. God takes care of His own. That is the WORD we need to spread.