The Power in Numbers

For much of my life, America has focused on the rights of the minority to the exclusion of the majority.  Can people come into our country illegally?  If you say “No”, you’re a racist.  Can a religious institution be built where an act of terrorism occurred?  If you say “No”, you’re prejudice.  Can gay people get married?  If you say “No”, you’re intolerant.

It seems to me that the only people whose rights are okay to trample are the Christians.  It has become so popular to be a rebel that conforming to Christ is the only rebellion left.  And many Christians refuse to do it.

The numbers of Christians who support Christ’s enemy (sin) are massive.  They do so out of respect for the second of the great commands – “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”  If these Christians would pour the same energy into supporting the first great command, “Love the Lord your God with everything you are”, Christianity would be a force to be reckoned with.

We have all failed to put the Lord first in our daily lives.  When we wake and fail to pray.  When we eat and do not give thanks.  When we act without asking for His guidance… we are breaking the first great commandment.  We love sinners.  And we say nothing of their sin because to do so would be failing to recognize our own sin.

So what should we do?  Should we continue to support something we know to be wrong simply because the populace says it is right and we would be hypocrites to say otherwise?  Or just bow our heads in prayer and God for direction?

Queen Esther, when confronted with the potential annihilation of the Jewish people during the reign of King Xerxes, asked her people to fast and pray.  She did not ask them to act.  She did not ask them to publicly declare their support of Haman.  She did not ask them to allow Mordecai’s martyrdom to appease the enemy.  No, she simply asked them to fast and pray.

I ask all who read this to pray.  Ask God what direction He wants us to go.  Do not allow public opinion to sway the church.  I may be surprised at the answer.  So may you.

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One Response to The Power in Numbers

  1. Marie Dozier says:

    Thanks for this. As of late, I’ve been accused of not having a Christian attitude because I refuse to be politically correct. It’s very discouraging. I don’t play that card on Christians who are politically liberal, so I don’t appreciate that they would play that card with me. Oh well. It is what it is.

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