Dear Fellow Christians,
It’s time to take a stand! I know you have probably heard this many times but there is a movement to destroy Christian values and our religious rights. What I am asking all Christians to do is to not be afraid to proclaim your faith in God, the most awesome Father, and His son Jesus. Some of you may or may not know that I am a Christian. I say this loudly. Many people in my life are not Christians nor do they believe the way I do and that’s ok as we live in a diverse country with many beliefs. However, there is an ideal that I am not entitled to “my voice” because of the fact that I am a Christian.
There is also a stigma that being a Christian makes you “weak-minded” which is ignorant of the people whom actually believe this. This is why it’s time for Christian’s all around the world to take a stand. Yes, I was actually called “weak-minded” for being a Christian. It’s almost laughable really.
Over the past couple of months, the Duck Dynasty show has come under attack because of some statements Phil Robertson stated pertaining to sin and sinful lifestyles. Now, I have never watched Duck Dynasty but I understand what Robertson is saying. Robertson is being attacked simply because he is a Christian and expressing Christian beliefs publicly. The LGBT communities have all been in an uproar over Robertson’s comments regarding sinful lifestyles. Why? I have no clue. If there was one group I believed to be more tolerant of all beliefs, it would be the LGBT communities. Personally, this has affected me. A friend of mine is gay. This friend took offense to the fact that I agreed with Phil Robertson. What I find most amazing is this individual can go on and on about the LGBT lifestyle, beliefs, new laws etc.. but yet cannot respect another view that is different from his.
This friend ended up asking me to leave his home which I did. This hurt bad, but I took a stand. The Holman Christian Standard Bible states in Matthew 10:22 “You will be hated by everyone because of My name. But the one who endures to the end will be delivered.” This verse has a new meaning to me. I realized when leaving my friend’s home that even people I love and care for will hate me for being a Christian. It is extremely important that traditional Christian values and beliefs are upheld just as any other religious organization or group. I forgive my friend for his intolerance of my beliefs and values and still respect his. Him and I used to agree to disagree but in this case, he wont budge…which deeply saddens me.
In summary, I am asking all Christians to take a stand. Take a stand for what is right and just. Take a stand for Jesus our Savior that came here as a man to die on the cross for mine and your many sins. Take a stand when your beliefs and values are challenged and be prepared to discuss those beliefs and values and what they represent to you in respectful way.
A question to think about: Would you defend the Savior to those that oppose Christian beliefs, values, and the Word of God?