Culture Wars: Christians, Time for Repentance, Push Back
Christians, It’s Time to Face Your Illusions
A Few Words on the Absolute Necessity to Find Courage to Stand Up to Evil
Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson
One man with courage makes a majority.~ Andrew Jackson
Christ has not called us to be nice but to be good. Nice people never confront evil, but good people do. ~Bryan Fischer
One evil man had the audacity to attack Christianity and defend Islam in the midst of 3,500 Christians at the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this year.
Many criticized and complained about Barack Obama’s speech afterward, but not a single Christian in that room had the courage to speak “truth to power.” Why is that?
Evil operates through people, and it does what it’s supposed to do: Evil lies, seduces, divides and gives illusions in order to conquer. God is greater than Satan. If we were truly God’s children, we would have the wisdom to overcome evil with good. But most “good” people lack the understanding and courage to stand up to evil when it counts. Instead, they allow evil to have its way and then whimper about it afterward. What good does that serve?
Christians are not conquering evil because most are resentful and unrepentant. Many Christians have the illusion that they are saved from sin, but if that were true, good would be crushing evil across the land. We all know that’s not the case.
If the children of God were doing what we’re supposed to do, evil would be complaining about us—that we’re too committed to guiding our families and that it’s too hard to seduce us away from truth.
I’ve come to realize that many well-meaning Christians have stored up knowledge about the Bible, but the truth is not alive in them. And when they’re challenged to think a little deeper about what they believe, their foundation begins to crumble.
“Every one that heareth these sayings of Mine and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand.” Matthew 7:26
Our pride and refusal to face our illusions causes us to spend a lifetime building a life on a weak foundation. Christians have allowed evil to take God out of the public schools; they’ve allowed their tax dollars to be used to fund abortions; and now evil is attacking the holy institution of marriage.
A telltale sign that a person does not know God is that they lack the courage to speak up when evil is acting out. (The silence heard during Obama’s derisive National Prayer Breakfast speech was deafening.)
A Few Voices of Courage
Dr. Ben Carson displayed courage when he spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in 2013. Carson fearlessly pointed out Obama’s lawlessness and contempt for the U.S. Constitution while Obama squirmed in his seat.
Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., displayed courage when he shouted the words “You lie!” during an Obama State of the Union address. Wilson had the courage to say what most Republicans were thinking but were afraid to say.
Why is Obama getting away with his blatant lies?
Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord? ~2Chronicles 19:2
Barack Obama and others like him have a direct connection to evil; whereas too often people serving God are not directly connected to truth. This is why Obama can lie and push his destructive agenda an mercilessly attack our freedoms and sacred institutions.
Time for Repentance: Stand Up to Evil; PUSH BACK
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humbled themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.~2 Chronicles 7:14
Christians should not be content blaming politicians or any other physical entity for their problems. The problems we need to face are not physical; they’re spiritual. Unless we repent of our illusions and what we think we know, and instead re-establish a real connection with our Heavenly Father, it’s all for naught. Until we do this, we can’t help our children, our nation or ourselves.
We need to turn back to the Father an d repent in order for things to get better. Then He will guide our steps. We will no longer be controlled by our illusions, and we will have the courage to stand against evil anywhere it rears its ugly head.