ApacheAngel

Ramblings from Georgia

The Importance of Fighting

Posted by apacheangel on October 2, 2008

Lately I have encountered a lot of people who are willing to live and let live. I am puzzled by this attitude because most of these people consider themselves either Christians, Conservatives, or both, and they are willing to let the opposition stand unopposed. I will examine their arguments individually, and then analyze them.

I have heard several Christians say that they think that same-sex marriage should be allowed, abortion is OK, and other such things “because it is none of their business what other people do.” Another argument I hear is that “it doesn’t affect me, so they can do whatever they want.” To hear this from someone who is not a Christian is not shocking in the least, this is a typical view from those who are not part of The Kingdom. I am shocked to hear Christians take this stance. I suppose I was naïve to think that Christians would actually follow the Biblical example of fighting. Clearly I was wrong.

The first argument is related to the second, but I will discuss them separately. To say that it is none of your business is either naïve or cowardly. Either you don’t realize that it is your business, or you don’t want to fight it. There is no middle ground.

Ezek 33:8 “When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.” (KJV)

While this warning was spoken to Ezekiel, it is applicable to us today.

The second argument that “it doesn’t affect you” can be answered by simply refuting the entirety of it. Sin brings shame on a people.

Proverbs 14:34 says “Righteousness exalteth a nation : but sin is a reproach to any people.” (KJV).

Homosexuality and murder (abortion) are both sins:

1 Cor 6:9-10 “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” (KJV).

If sin is a reproach to a nation, and you see sin in your nation, then it is your business. If you don’t side with right and confront the sin then you are aiding those who engage in sinful actions.

Finally, there are those who don’t want to offend anyone. As Christians, this should not even be a concern. Our Savior didn’t list it among His priorities, so neither should we.

Matt 15:12-14“Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying? But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” (KJV)

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