The reason I’m asking that question is as Christians we are being muzzled in every aspect of our society.
Our children and our youth are not allowed to pray in school, not even bow their head in silence most of the time, without receiving a suspension. The vast majority of our universities are not only intolerant to Christianity, but they are out right hostile.
In most of our places of business, if not a private Christian company, must be extremely careful about wearing Christian jewelry, or putting Christian symbols on our desks.
When Christians peacefully protest outside of an abortion clinic, unless it is a huge crowd, they risk getting beat up and or verbally abused; and sometimes even hauled off to jail. And if you’re a Christian in Michigan and try to share Jesus Christ outside a Muslim carnival you risk life and limb while the police stand around and watch.
When a Christian speaks out against same sex marriage, they are called bigots and hate mongers instead of people with a different view point. When portrayed in Hollywood shows and movies Christians are made out to be hostile, bigoted, buffoons.
Why is it we can’t talk about Christianity in schools, but we can teach sex indoctrination to young children, and make them dress up in Muslim garb to celebrate Ramadan?
Why is it we cannot have a conversation about Jesus in public without people rolling their eyes or squirming uncomfortably?
Why is it that Christ is systematically being evicted from every part of our country and society? Why is it that so many of today’s Christians are luke warm at best, and many are Christian in name only?
It’s amazing how good Satan is at what he does. He is a liar, a deceiver, and the accuser of the brethren; and he is doing an excellent job turning a people against God and getting them to buy a lie. The lie is that the Government and science are our god, and we need only trust in them and life will be good.
What all of us need to realize is that going to church, reading the bible once in a while, and slipping in a prayer from time to time no more makes us a Christian then standing in a garage calling ourselves a Cadillac makes us a car.
Calling ourselves Christians doesn’t make us Christians just because we say it. We are Christians when we follow Christ, when He is our constant focus, and when He becomes that precious diamond that we are willing to sell everything else we have in life, to have Him.
This isn’t about being perfect; this isn’t about doing everything right, this is about a heart and attitude that puts Christ first in our lives. We all make mistakes, we all fall short, we all give into temptations at times, but do we regularly go to the Father with a repentant heart, or do we just ignore it and move on?
I see Christianity under more and more attack, and unless you’re in it to win it, you’re not going to be able to withstand the pressure and persecutions that are going to be coming on Christians.
I hope you’re in it to win it like Paul talks about in Corinthians.
1 Corinthians 9:25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.
Are you competing for that imperishable crown?