So often, we come across those who claim there is no God, and we know, as Christians, it is often difficult to get the message through to them. Even when we are not directing our message at their crowd, it is very easy to invite the insults.
They thrive on insulting and hurting people of faith, and “it is time we hit back”, said one Christian. The Bible said we are to be meek and humble, but what does it really means. Does it mean we are to let the world walk all over us or does it mean to never stray from the path of God’s word.
In scripture, the word meek and humble has always been taken out of context, and most believe, to be meek is to allow people to step over us, when in fact to be meek is to recognize the truth and take hold of it. Insults will come from the world, but we are to respond, and not with hate, but with love, and love does not always mean to spare ones feelings, but to declare truth with all that it comes with.
Paul, “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He takes’ the wise in their own craftiness”. Too often we give these atheists the upper hand, and all because we want to play nice. But here is my take, hit back with the gospel, and let it fall where it may. After all, we know what is true and right, so let us speak up and defend the gospel. We are the fanatics of Christ.
What happen when we play nice, we become weak, allowing everything evil to run the world, the schools, the church and every major institution in the world. Then we cry and protest. When we speak out on issues damaging to the public, standing up for the moral laws of God, we are insulted, which comes with the territory of the gospel. And often we shy away from speaking as a result. When our brothers go out to speak up against the world, we stand by and watch him put to death, but if we were to stand in action, in word we would see better results.
My approach is not to sit down, but to be bold in the face of insults, a matter a fact, I invite them and I hope you do too. When we as Christians become accustom to insults, and not afraid of speaking regardless, we will become a force that the world will have to look at and fear, because we are not afraid to die for what we believe, we will defend with our blood the gospel. Is not heaven our true home, and the earth our dwelling upon the return of Christ. So what value is there for us here, why are we trying to win the approval of the world, media, and those around us. In the next 80 years you and I will not be here, if you are over 30 years of age you have but a short span of life left and those you see today will be gone in just 80 or less years. man is like the wind that comes and go, but we are here on account of eternity and the promise of Christ to come.
Stand up and fight.
- Many atheist-to-Catholic converts like myself have affectionately come to know Benedict as “the atheists’ pope” (ncregister.com)
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