Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Jesus’ bold church (part 13)

Yesterday, for the first time since January 25th I was able to post a blog through the new account. Hopefully, everything is now worked out and I’ll be able to post regularly. Hopefully.
I’m been asked why I have done twelve posts on Jesus’ bold church when my blog has to do with “political discussion.” The answer, of course, has to do with the second portion of the blog: “Christian values.” I believe that Christians, me included, have been negligent in boldly presenting GOD’S WORD to a lost and sinful world and a humanist and sinful United States. Politically, culturally, religiously; we have allowed the humanistic libertines to make and enforce decisions that are contrary to GOD’S WILL for mankind. James, Chapter 4: 17 declares “Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” (NIV)
I think, what we as Christians need to do, in many cases, is to pray, repent, and to once again begin to boldly proclaim GOD’S TRUTH as the early Christians did. We need to stop being concerned about fitting into a sinful and corrupt world and start once again to boldly and enthusiastically proclaim the TRUTH as given in the WORD of GOD. If we do, we, not by our own power and ability but by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT, will again “move mountains.”
The problem seems to be, in many cases, that we have become too comfortable in the world. As Revelation identifies it in relation to the Laodicea church—lukewarm. As identified in the last post—casual Christians. Are we too rich in physical, material things that we are not willing to risk losing any of it by declaring the TRUTH? Are we too comfortable with our present lives to proclaim GOD’S TRUTH and WILL? Are we afraid of the persecution that will almost certainly result if we disturb the status quo that seems to have developed?
And make no mistake about it, if Christians are boldly proclaiming GOD’S WILL and HIS WORD, the devil will attempt to persecute us! That is his nature. He is an enemy of THE CROSS! He is an enemy of mankind! He is an enemy of GOD!
Where is the bold church of the early Christians?
“Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” James 4: 17 (NIV)
Where is the bold church of the early Christians? Where is the bold church of today? Where are the bold Christians of the bold church?


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