We are living in times where tolerance of the true Christian message is getting very low.
Anyone who preaches or speaks the truth as found in God’s Word, the Bible, is being labelled a bigot, fundamentalist or a radical. Tragic!
Sadly there is criticism of evangelical Christians even from within the church. Why? Many have departed from the faith and have given way to a social gospel, compromise and deception. The pope speaks of evangelical Christians in very derogatory term.
As 1 Timothy 4 states: “Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons”
I will be doing a series of posts very soon about deception in the church, subscribe to this blog today to make sure you do not miss out on the series.
In the meantime, my question is: Are YOU a soldier of the Cross? A follower of the precious Lamb of God? Then stand up, speak out and live for Him, who gave His life for you, the only Saviour, the Way, the Truth and the Life.
I leave you with the challenge posed by Isaac Watts (1721) in the that beautiful hymn…
- Am I a soldier of the cross,
A follow’r of the Lamb?
And shall I fear to own His cause,
Or blush to speak His name?
- Must I be carried to the skies
On flow’ry beds of ease,
While others fought to win the prize,
And sailed through bloody seas?
- Are there no foes for me to face?
Must I not stem the flood?
Is this vile world a friend to grace,
To help me on to God?
- Sure I must fight if I would reign;
Increase my courage, Lord;
I’ll bear the toil, endure the pain,
Supported by Thy Word.
- Thy saints in all this glorious war
Shall conquer, though they die;
They see the triumph from afar,
By faith’s discerning eye.
- When that illustrious day shall rise,
And all Thy armies shine
In robes of vict’ry through the skies,
The glory shall be Thine.