“…abide in my word.” John 8:31
We are familiar with the first part of the “motto” of the French Revolution: “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.” However, the last phrase is often omitted in our politically correct age—”or Death!”
Life in a Culture of Death
God says in Proverbs 8—
35 For whoever finds [wisdom] finds life
and obtains favor from the Lord,
36 but he who fails to find [wisdom] injures himself;
all who hate [wisdom] love death.
Job 28:28 clarifies what wisdom is—
And he said to man,
“Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom,
and to turn away from evil is understanding.”
The current climate in Western Civilization is a culture of death. Suicides are rampant as people lose hope. Human life is cheap on the streets of our once great cities. What are we to do who are committed to Christian principles of life as outlined in Holy Scripture?
The Battle is Titanic!
We are witnessing the death, not of God, but of secular humanism itself. The “revolution” and its activists are intent on destroying Western Civilization with the misconception all must be destroyed for a new world order to emerge. (see “Rushdooney” below)
As Christians we must not lose hope. Our hope is always in the Lord!
We Wage War on Jesus’ Terms
Remember, we cannot act on a public stage and physically oppose the enemy, as the opposition to Christianity often does. We must do what we do in our own sphere using Christ’s resources provided to us. We have greater weapons than the opponents of Christianity! God’s Word makes this abundantly clear—
II Corinthians 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ… . [see “ESV below; emphasis mine]
We have powerful weapons: the Blood of Christ, our testimony to Christ’s finished work, and our unswerving commitment to Christ as King of Kings and Lord of Lords in the face of all opposition.
Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God. 11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. [see “ESV below]
Above is Gustave Doré’s depiction of the truth presented in Revelation 12, the casting of our enemy and his cohorts from heaven. This occurred as a result of Jesus’s death on the cross and resurrection from the dead!
We have the testimony to the truth of the Gospel of Christ! Let us use this Gospel and our testimony to it as our weapon.
ESV. (2016). All Ascripture quotations are from the English Standard Version accessed 17 September 2018 from https://www.biblegateway.com
Rushdoony, R. J. (2013). “The Death of an Age and Its Faith.” Accessed 15 September 2018 https://chalcedon.edu/resources/articles/the-death-of-an-age-and-its-faith
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