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Have you listened to music that many of our children are listening to? The "hard rock" music which is being fed to today's youth in mega-doses is laced with devil worship, death and suicide messages, suggestions that killing police officers is good, and drug use as a desirable form of recreation. Without sounding redundant, "Where are Christians?"
I have just about run out of room for this article and I have not even touched on abortion as a form of birth control, decline of family, dropping church attendance, abuses of America's institutions of higher education, media bias, government bias, and euthanasia. To give each of these topics just cursory mention that I have given other topics would take more space than I have left in this article. I wonder if Jesus is asking, "Where are Christians?"
After reading all of this, I hope that you are as angry as I am at shape our country is in. How did we let this happen? Where have we, Christians, been during last thirty years while all this has been developing? Could it be that we have become so complacent that we won't even make an effort to complain about this mess? Or is it that we have been so busy making all that money that we have been blinded to reality? Or is it that we now put party politics (Republican or Democrat) before our Christianity? And here is clincher: How much worse does it have to get before we wake up and start doing something about it? For last time, I ask YOU, "Where are Christians?"
You may be thinking that there is not much, if anything, that one person can do to correct this mess. However, that is not true. Especially when we consider millions of people who claim to be Christian. So, what can you and I do?
First, we need to start immediately praying for our nation, its problems, its leaders, and its Christians each and every day. God hears and answers prayer! What if millions of people went to God every day and prayed as I have indicated? Great things would certainly have to happen. Remember, "The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much." (James 5:16b)
Second, it time to get serious by making our voices heard with "powers that be." We should be continually writing our U.S. Congressmen and Senators and speaking out on issues that concern us. We need to continually be writing letters to news media that support perverse life styles of homosexuals and like. We need to write letters to sponsors of programs which we feel are inappropriate to be broadcast during family viewing times. We should refuse to purchase goods from companies that refuse to listen to our concerns. We should refuse to support any candidate for any office that holds views that are anti- Christian or conducts themselves in a manner which is not consistent with our Christian beliefs. If there are no candidates from either major political party which we can support, then it is time to get Christians to run for office and go all out to support them.
And third, it is time to start putting pressure on our Christian friends, family, and neighbors to join in this fight. It is time to hold leaders of our congregations responsible for organizing our churches in this effort to bring Christ back to a position of honor and glory in America.
And finally, it time for each one of us that claim Christ as our Lord and Savior to stand and be counted in this effort. Let's look at some of what Scriptures have to say about this: "He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad." (Matthew 12:30); "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand." (Matthew 12:25b); "if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." (II Chronicles 7:14); and one of my favorite Scriptures, "...choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve... But as for me and my house, we will serve Lord." (Joshua 24:15).
Brothers and sisters in Christ, if Christians in America do not take a stand and start fighting for what we believe, America as we know it (or have known it) will soon cease to exist. We must start today, NOW, and not quit until we have taken back our country from humanists. Do we have courage to be like Isaiah? "Also I heard voice of Lord, saying: 'Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?' Then I said, 'Here am I! Send me.'" (Isaiah 6:8)
All scriptures quoted are from New King James Version unless otherwise noted.
Stephen Kingery is an author, preacher, teacher and founder of The Home Bible Study Institute.
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