“Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: The requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world — “No, YOU move.”
― J. Michael Straczynski, spoken by Captain America in Marvel’s Civil War: The Amazing Spider-Man
Do you have any idea what’s at stake for your children?
Our children are under attack by the enemy. And shockingly, there are people who call themselves Christians who are giving the enemy a foothold! They’re preaching tolerance above truth. Our children are being assaulted at the most basic levels, even at the very level of their gender identity! There is no time for talking, wishing, and planning.
It’s time to fight. (Disclaimer: No, I’m not advocating violence or revolution. Keep reading.)
Do you know how to fight? Do you know how to arm yourself?
“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil… For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” – Ephesians 6:10-18 (For more information on spiritual warfare, see the works of John Eldredge, in particular: Wild at Heart, Moving Mountains.)
I’m astounded at how easily the devil has accomplished his goals lately. Have you noticed? In the last ten years, the church has erased hell, accepted gay marriage, and is now considering transgenderism. Now, I know, not everyone in the church has rolled over on these issues, but this stuff would have been laughed at as ridiculously absurd a generation ago. When Rob Bell declared the end of hell in his book Love Wins, a lot of Christians said, “Hmm. You know, he might be right.” How many evangelical churches went along with that? This is core, fundamental stuff! Mature Christians should not be debating the existence of hell!
“Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about cleansing rites, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.” – Hebrews 6:1-2
All it took for gay marriage to work its way into the church was apparently a Supreme Court ruling, the president to flip his position from what he said as a candidate, and a little pressure from the media and some bought-and-paid-for protesters. Again, not every Christian (obviously), but a surprising amount (if my Facebook feed can be believed) now defend the “rights” of homosexuals to marry each other! As I write this, I’m forced to wonder how long it will be before I’m going to be arrested for even suggesting it’s not right.
And now, our children are being brainwashed into thinking that boys can be girls and girls can be boys just by deciding they identify with the opposite sex. Our government is forcing public schools to eliminate gender-specific bathrooms. A federal judge ruled this week that according to the Civil Rights laws of this country, the sex of a child is no longer determined by biology. Can you believe that?!
You do realize what this is about, don’t you? It really has nothing to do with accommodating anyone’s civil rights or being tolerant. It’s not about helping the downtrodden and the marginalized. It’s about control. It’s about power. It’s about the government concentrating power and wielding it. If they can get us to surrender authority over our children (through the public schools and their policies) and allow them to deceive them with confusion about their gender identity, they’re one step closer to a populace that is nothing more than an army of mindless, faceless, genderless stormtroopers that can be controlled with the ease of a cattle prod. It’s like the old Soviet Union or some dystopian novel like 1984 or Brave New World. We’re on our way. And the truly scary thing is that some Christians are looking for areas for compromise! They’d rather be ‘safe’ than right. Tell me — How does right compromise with wrong? How does good compromise with evil? How does God compromise with the devil? How does the Truth compromise with a lie?
The time has come to take a stand. The whole country is telling us that something wrong is something right. They are demanding that we change our beliefs, that we compromise. The whole world is telling us to move. Our job is to plant ourselves like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world —
No. YOU move.