A note of solidarity and encouragement.
We are very grateful to God that there are men and women using whatever meager means available to them to stand for righteousness in the perilous times in which we find ourselves. In particular, we give thanks for those who are, through their personal blogs, combatting false doctrine and the callous lies invading the church. Its a worthwhile vocation to expose satan’s destructive ways by shining the True Light which uncovers the hidden agenda of the enemy and thus, saves souls. Yes, these blogs may seem insignificant and perhaps some may even belittle and disparage our efforts. But we are constrained by love to warn the church and to earnestly contend for the faith once delivered unto the saints (Jude 3). And we gladly receive any and all reproach that accompanies our efforts. To that end, we glorify God.
Blogs such as Talk Wisdom, Chester Street, Independent Conservative, Cry Loud, our new friend Carol at Bible Thumper’s Soapbox, Neil Simpson, Seeing God’s Breath, our brothers in Singapore…Daniel and Vincent (links in the left sidebar) and others are doing an awesome work. In doing your part to uphold truth, please know that your labor is not in vain.
Its not an easy task to have to confront wayward brothers and sisters or to call out wolves, thieves, false prophets, teachers and church con artists, but it must be done. Christine wrote something which many Christians are missing. She said, “Though we will face opposition from outside the church, it is the opposition that is growing from within the church that should concern us all.” Yes, this is an inside war! This type of struggle is uniquely Christian because our faith is only one held to an uncompromising standard of truth. Therefore, those who hate that truth will stop at nothing to dismantle it…even if they have to do so from the inside! And no wonder for satan himself is transformed into an “angel of light”. This costume affords him stealth access to the church and its pulpits. And his “ministers” pretend to be ministers of righteousness, but secretly have one goal: to kill, steal and destroy.
As much as we may want to turn our faces away and think or talk about something else, we can’t. Knowing the consequences of spiritual ignorance, we just can’t. Its not our desire that any should perish. Nor is it our goal to demonize those who are walking in error. But should they choose to continue fighting against God’s clear truth, we must warn them they will not escape God’s harsh and irrevocable judgment. In that, we will not neglect to do good. David, contemplating those who desired his —and Isreal’s— destruction, said with confidence:
Wait on the LORD, and keep His way, and He shall exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it. I have seen the wicked in great power, And spreading himself like a native green tree. Yet he passed away, and behold, he was no more; Indeed I sought him, but he could not be found. Psalms 37:34-36)
Thanks to all who encourage us and help us to keep God’s truth at the forefront of the church.