II Timothy 4:2-3 “2. preach the word, be instant in season,out of season; reprove, rebuke, exort with all longsuffering and doctrine. 3. for the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.”
Last night I spoke to a young man whom I have been mentoring for some time, he is stoked because he is #1 getting married and #2 finally an officer in the USMC. We spoke of many things but the main topic of conversation was the status of Christians in the military.
I wish that I could have told him that there is coming a day when Christians would be persecuted and punished for their beliefs while in the active duty, but the truth is, that day is already here. I never thought the day would come when you could be punished for what the govt now calls proselyting. We as Christians just call it witnessing or spreading the Good News. As Christians we are commanded to preach the Word, to be ready at any time to give an answer to any who might ask a question.
We also spoke of watered down Christianity and mainstream churches that preach nothing but a feel good message. The truth is that we serve a loving God, but we also serve a just God who will not tolerate sin. Not in our lives and certainly not in our country. Folks flock to men like Joel Osteen and send him money by the millions. why do you think this is so? I’ll tell you why. He is selling a false gospel of emotion instead of a true message of repentance and salvation. The acceptance and promotion of the Muslim faith in this country is absurd and insane.
The greatest lie told by the enemy is the one closest to the truth” C.J.
So my prayer for Baumann and all of our service men is strength and wisdom. Wisdom to know what to do when the time comes to make a decision. Are we as Christians going to be strong and stand up for what we believe in, or are we going to give in to the enemy and be silent? I know that God gives grace to overcome such trials I just can’t believe that this could ever be a problem in the United States. Tolerance of false religion and persecution of Christianity is here my friends
Please keep all of our servicemen in your prayers night and day