God's Word Cannot Be Killed
Not the first, but close enough to count, it was Herod the Great who tried to remove the “church” from the public square (Matt. 2:16) before “He” ever took hold. Later it would be Peter (Matt. 16:21-23) and of course Judas who gave himself over to be used of the evil one in yet another attempt to remove “Him” from the public square.
The disciples minus John died at the hands of those who would keep “Him” from the thoughts and hearts of those in the square. History is replete with examples of those throughout the ages who have tried to keep “Him” from the purview of the citizenry.
Clever anachronists successfully argued that which was not there (i.e., in the Constitution) before the highest court in the land. Once again, the minds of men eschewed the mind and will of God, choosing instead the reason of man.
Poured from the caldron of hatred that teems in the fires of the abyss we have legions of hate squads waging their own jihad against Christ in an attempt to wash “Him” from the conscience of every man, woman and child.
It would seem to the unscriptured mind that the invidious marplots are winning the day. Many are discouraged, longing for the days gone by. “Lord help us all” they cry, evil triumphs.
I would, however, caution the haters who are delirious from the rash of seemingly recent victories – silence from on “High” does not equate with absence, lack of interest, or inability or unwillingness to act. To believers, I would repeat the same with the proviso to be “steadfast, unmovable, strong in the faith.”
The enemy of our faith is intent upon not just the removal of Christ from the public square, but ultimately the subversion of our entire system of beliefs, and what better place to start than with young impressionable minds that are held captive six hours a day?
All recognition of our Judeo-Christian God is torn from the public square. Take for instance Christmas, it only makes sense that if the birth of Christ can be rendered of no effect, i.e., reduced to a non-consequential break in routine. “His” death will be rendered of no effect, ergo, “His” resurrection will soon also be reduced to just another vacation day.[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]While this period of time may be frustrating, it should be noted by both sides that the church flourishes under persecution. And let there be no doubt the church is under attack on every front. From homosexuals, to schools we pay for, to legislatures and judges, to atheists.
A marvelous example of Christian churches flourishing under persecution is the Christian churches in North Korea. This phenomena is, for those seeking the dissolution of the Christian system of belief, the unintended consequences of their actions. Churches in America, that claim the name of Christ, would do well to emulate the steadfast resolve of our Christian brothers and sisters in countries where the penalty for worshipping Christ is a death sentence.
We must remember that the pendulum of God only swings so far in the opposite direction — then it swings back, knocking down that evil which may have sprung up in its wake. I would also remind believers that in Christ we have victory. We know how it ends here on earth because the scriptures tell us same. We win. I submit if people read and studied their bibles more than they watched faux cable news programming, not only would there be less to fear but we would have a higher degree of morality exampled by those elected to office.
Even as we endure the poisoned, unfounded rulings by activist courts, I would encourage all people of Judeo-Christian faith to be strong. It’s not such a bad thing. The church has been growing fat, complacent and corrupt. Full frontal assaults will send her back to spiritual boot camp – basic training, if you will.
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About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here