Standing Alone / Courage to Stand for the Truth
Many times as Christians we are in situations where we stand alone. It could be at work, or perhaps a family event, or any sort of gathering including church gatherings.
I personally believe that our actions speak much louder than our words, but there are often times when we must speak out and take a stand for the truth. Sometimes even in a Christian environment, one must stand alone.
A few years ago I saw a video of a Christian church that opened its doors to Muslim prayer. One woman took a stand, and no matter you look at it, the truth is that Jesus is the only way the only truth and the only life. this woman did not compromise that fact. WOMAN PROTESTER INTERRUPTS FIRST MUSLIM PRAYERS AT CHRISTIAN NATIONAL CATHEDRAL (ORIGINAL RAW VIDEO)
It took some time to find the video, and what I found was that many who shared it actually called her "satanic." That's shocking, but the bible says:
"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"Isaiah 5:20
If we compromise on the truth, that Jesus is the only way, the only truth, and the only life, for the sake of tolerance, then we are not standing for the truth. There's no way we are standing in love by not telling the truth that life is found only in Christ Jesus.
The old saying rings true to this: "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything."
Islam is now the fasting growing religion in Europe.
link to How Islam Became The Fastest Growing Religion In Europe | TIME
So, as followers of Christ, this is where the rubber meets the road. These types of situations give us an opportunity to declare our faith in Jesus.
"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew"7:13-14.
Let's make sure that we stay on the narrow path, with no leaven and no compromise.
If you haven't seen this video by Brigitte Gabreal I encourage you to watch it. This woman lived what we see happening today in many nations. In her own life story, she explains how Islam progressed in Venezuela, how "tolerance," set it into motion, led to her and many other suffering terribly.
Link to: Brigitte Gabriel's Life Story is to Warn Americans
Video Credit: Called, Chosen and Faithful
With so much compromise happening today, we as believers must use wisdom. I certainly don't believe that God wants us to sit silently as we see things that are not according to His truth, take place.
Jesus said that we must use wisdom.
"Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves."Matthew 10:16
As we can see, "few there be, on the narrow path." "Few there be" that stand for God's truth. "Few there be" that uphold the truth of life in Jesus alone. Many stand for "tolerance," above the truth in Christ even within some of our own churches. I have serious doubts that the purpose of loving others, is completely telling others about the love in Christ. It has nothing to do with tolerance, which is part of the reason Islam is growing in European nations, and I wonder if people bother to question for themselves if this is God's will or not. I don't believe that it's HIS will at all that people are drawn into teachings that do not share the truth in Christ.
This isn't about a physical battle, it's about speaking the truth and standing for the truth. This is about prayer, not only for our nation but all nations that reject God, and the truth of Christ. Tolerance has nothing to do with loving others, because the truth sets us free, not our own ideas of what love is.
The ways of the world are NOT God's ways.
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13
Now is the time to stand on the truth, and pray, and pray, and pray some more.
People may not like the truth, but in Christ, we know that His truth stands above all esle.
October 3 - 2017