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Conflict – spiritual . necessary, Part II

Whether we believe it or not; like it or not; face it or not, spiritual conflict is necessary in life.  The humanity that lost its spiritual estate in Adam’s sin cannot reclaim it without the spiritual violence called SELF-DENIAL.  See Matthew 11:12 for a parallel idea.

Consider today’s installment of this principle.  It’s often said that it takes a special person to serve a lost cause.  Perhaps.  It’s better said that it takes a rare courage to defend a winning cause that seems a lost cause!

What Jesus Christ needs right now are courageous people who physically, vocally, mentally and spiritually stand with him, behind him, under him, beside him—or any side of him so long as we unreservedly commit ourselves to him as Savior and Lord against our culture!

Note, however:  it isn’t our faith in JESUS, or in the Christian Faith that makes him and it true.  We believe he’s true not because we have an emotional need to believe, or because our belief reinforces him, but because he has offered such evidence of his truth that to deny it makes us fools.

So what if we face an increasingly aggressive cultural animus?  That doesn’t matter.  God didn’t ask permission from anyone before he sent Jesus.  He won’t remove Jesus because many don’t want him here.  Present world opposition to Jesus merely guarantees Christianity’s far greater success than even Christians think possible.

Whatever it takes, however high the cost, Christians must determine that we’ll stand by the Gospel as God’s eternal truth, come what may!

Jesus wins, Jesus overcomes, Jesus succeeds, Jesus tramples his enemies, Jesus exalts his friends.  Will we accept immediate opposition from a world system that’s dying in order to receive eternal blessings from God Almighty that keep on coming?   – Fini –

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Conflict – spiritual . necessary, Part I

The apostle Paul warned Christians that spiritual conflict couldn’t be avoided and had to be faced Galatians 5:16-18.  He also instructed Christians to arm themselves with the weaponry God provided to successfully wage that conflict Ephesians 6:10-20.  That many Christians still have no sense of a spiritual crisis—as in “we hate warfare”—God knows its inevitability and orders us to the front lines to confront, engage and conquer the Enemy.

Christians must not be deceived.  A colossal spiritual struggle presently afflicts America.  It’s between the boisterous humanists/secularists/materialists and Bible-believing, Christ-honoring believers.  The former demand the right to change all Biblical rules.  We much more quietly—sometimes so quietly we aren’t heard—laugh them to scorn since neither God nor his rule changes.

If Christians presently are more ignorant than aware of the danger; if we’re more asleep in faith than awake with Jesus praying through to victory, not to worry.  Jesus still rules winds, waves, sun, moon, Satan, sin and all the demons of Hell.

We can decide to surrender or silence our convictions about God in Christ; or engage our society with the Master’s sure, strong, conquering eternal authority.  But let us be forewarned:  surrendering or silencing God’s truth—which equals acceptance of spiritual anarchy—will neutralize society’s animus but activate God’s hostility.  Will we become God’s enemies to remain friends with culture?    – End Part I –

Check out my E-books and website at:  www.smashwords.com/profile/view/virgh; www.uglydogpro.c

 Books at:  www.createspace.com.  (Go to search, dropdown to store, Virg Hurley.) 

 Apologetics book:  Their Own Best Defense, Volume 2, Part 1

 Books also at www.amazon.com  (Virgil Hurley & Virg Hurley)

 New books:

      The Parables of Jesus at www.createspace.com/7164741

      Gift of the GIVER:Gifts for the GIVER, Vol. 2 at www.createspace.com/7551153

      Their Own Best Defense, Vol. 2, Part 2 at www.createspace.com/7446349