Jacob’s LadderJan 27th, 2011 | By Jacob | Category: Church, Editorials
When you are in a position like I am, you become a target. Maybe you are in the same position I am. Maybe you are a Christian.
Since we live in the buckle of the Bible Belt, it seems that Christians would be in a secure position. Not so. We find that there are snipers out there and they’ve got their sights zeroed in on us. Any time they find an opportunity they are ready to fire.
As a Christian in this area, I find this to be a fairly recent thing that is happening to us. We find the snipers taking potshots at us, encouraged by the trends that they find on television, in the movies, on the network news and in other forms of the media. Soon, Christians, even in the United States and even in Madison County, could become martyrs as atheists, agnostics, the ACLU and others gain momentum and become more vehemently opposed to hearing the Word of Jesus Christ.
Should we back down from sharing the Gospel? The answer to that question would be a resounding “no.” We should be as wise as serpents and as harmless as doves when sharing the message with the world. We should know what we believe and not just what we do not believe in. Read the Bible, prayerfully, and let God show you how you should share His Word with others.
We Christians are all targets. If they attack us, after we have shared the love of Jesus with love from our hearts and with humility, we should simply smile, because we know that we have a crown of life awaiting us in Heaven if we endure to the end.