Archive for June, 2009

I recently spent a few minutes on an online forum where someone posted a message that he was glad Christians were finally being silenced. While my first instinct was outrage, heartache quickly followed because I know he’s right.

Unfortunately, the government is not alone in the threat to our freedom of speech. Too often, Christians remain silent because taking a stand costs us something. Are we apprehensive that we’ll be seen as divisive if we speak our minds? Or do we worry that we’ll hurt someone’s feelings? Or is it simply complacency? I fear it’s the latter.

The lyrics of The Sound of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel echoes in my ears everyday. While these men may not be prophets, their words are definitely prophetic. We are living in a day and time when our silence has grown into a cancer allowing the enemy to corrupt our children with a worldview that opposes anything to do with Christianity. The Word of God has become silent raindrops echoing through the halls of our schools by a government intent on removing all mention of God from every public building and venue.

To quote famous words from the movie Independence Day—“We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight!”

It is time for Christians to take a stand. Share God’s Word that we might teach them. Use His arms of love that we might reach them.

Let’s make some noise!


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