I know it is Reblog Friday, but I have been bad this week and haven’t had much time to visit other sites. So, I will do a modified “reblog” and share an excerpt out of David Platt’s Counter Culture that has been on my mind for a few weeks now as the ISIS issues intensify, the whole Iran debacle takes us further from God’s protection as we leave Israel to stand on her own, and a government hell bent on making sure this nation is no longer one nation under God.
Surround by this global reality [persecuted Christians all over the world], and driven by our love for God, we must act. We must pray and work for our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world When one part of the body suffer, the whole body suffers (1 Corinthians 12). In a land of religious liberty, we have a biblical responsibility to stand up and speak out on their behalf.
Moreover, in a country where even our own religious liberty is increasingly limited, our suffering brothers and sisters beckon us not to let the cost in our culture silence our faith. May we not sit back and accommodate our culture in relative comfort while they stand up and counter their culture with great cost. May we realize with them that privatized Christianity is no Christianity at all, for it is practically impossible to know Christ and not proclaim Christ-to believe his Word when we read it in our homes or churches, ad not obey it in our communities and cities.
That last statement resonates so much with my soul that it bears repeating……
It is impossible to know Christ and not proclaim Christ-to believe God’s Word but not live it out publicly!!!!
I hope you think about these words over the weekend.