Monday, February 2, 2009

Lazy, Lazy Christians Excuse? Prophecy


By Chuck Baldwin
February 3, 2009

In response to my two previous columns regarding the current development of a devilish New World Order, many professing Christians wrote me with comments to the effect that we should not be concerned about whatever global tyranny may be developing, because "it's all a part of God's plan," or "Jesus is coming soon," and similar statements. I, too, believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ to earth. But, then again, so did Christians from every generation over the last two millennia. In fact, the Apostle Paul was looking for the return of Christ while he lived (Philippians 3:20). But does anticipation of Christ's Second Coming excuse personal neglect, indifference, and downright laziness? Of course not.

Had pastors and Christians of colonial America believed and acted as most Christians believe and act today, this country would still be a Crown colony and we would never have known the freedoms and liberties that our forebears bequeathed to us. Christians of that era, however, believed that it was their duty and obligation to fight for right and do everything within their power to resist tyranny. They also believed that God would honor and bless their efforts, which He certainly did!

It is extremely difficult for me to reconcile the apathy and slave-like mentality that seems to permeate modern Christendom (in America) with both our own heritage and the very Word of God. For example, the Apostle Paul is very clear when he writes that a Christian must never "do evil, that good may come" (Romans 3:8). Yet, that is exactly what many, if not most, Christians are doing today.

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Kera said...

AMEN! What a great article! I believe we are seeing the great falling away. Falling away from our true love Jesus who is the one to alert us and protect us from the evil one. Who gives us wisdom and understanding and guides us in our walk each day. Christians forget it is not about us, but only about Jesus. I strive to be only a slave to Jesus. When I stop recognizing that then I surely have become a slave to sin. Thank you for your blog and that Pastor Baldwin for his boldness.

Anonymous said...

waz up chuck, good word ole boy. occupy till i come. do yor duty - stay in the battle. you've got me inspired, thank you. have you ever looked at