April 25, 2015

Matt Walsh: Here’s What You Can Do About The Persecution of Christians: Stop Being a Lazy Coward

In America, many Christians stand down. They cower. They whimper.

They won’t even declare their faith on Facebook for fear that it might prompt a mean Facebook message and an unfriending. Christians in the Middle East will give up their lives to keep their souls while we give up our souls to keep our reputations and our social media reach.

This isn’t true across the board, of course. But it might be more true about you than you want it to be. I certainly am not hoisting myself up as a perfect example of a courageous American Christian.

What I know is that over 80 percent of the people in this country still call themselves Christian, yet we are far from a reverent, God-fearing culture. Indeed, we are a culture of abortion, of fornication, of materialism, of rationalizing and equivocating and compromising. Can you look around you and say that most Christians you know are truly on fire with the faith? Do American churches fight tooth and nail against progressivism and secularism? When religious freedom is threatened here at home, do all Christians stand in solidarity against it?

No. No to all of the above.

READ IT ALL and carry the message to your church. They HAVE mentioned this, right?

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 25, 2015 9:28 AM
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It is because the Christianity is Lite. There is a dilute form called Moralistic Therapeutic Deism which is what a lot of folks actually mean when they say "Christian."

Posted by: Assistant Village Idiot at April 25, 2015 10:54 AM

We recently had our church leave us. My grandfather helped to build it in the early 1920's. Over my whole life it was a conservative cornerstone of our community. So much good, for so many folks over the years. In the mid nineties, the left started to creep in, but the congregation was older and nothing much changed. Little by little, things were dropped and attitudes were shaped. Still, the church resisted and stood up against what was unbiblical. The death nail came when the synod threw down and made them choose. They chose poorly. We are, after 3 generations, moving on, even though my parents are interred in the memorial garden. It breaks my heart.

Posted by: Leslie at April 25, 2015 11:10 AM

Hour 2: Worldview Wednesday on why Christianity is not what most Americans think it is (and why it matters).

http://3gvusk3xxvabsbjj3a4x467y.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/deace_hour2_042215.mp3

or

http://tinyurl.com/q5thjwe

Posted by: Scott M at April 25, 2015 2:41 PM

"They won’t even declare their faith on Facebook for fear that it might prompt a mean Facebook message and an unfriending."

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If I was a christian, to this I would say, "My faith is for ME not for others and I care not what they think, say, or do."

Facebook. Really?

Posted by: ghostsniper at April 25, 2015 7:21 PM

As with so many things the Lefties are changing, they are not so much taking from us as we are giving it away. Or letting it slip from our grasp.

I don't think Christians in this country are persecuted. You'd have to look at Nazi Germany or Commie China or some countries in Africa.
ISIS and all the Muslim terrorists lopping off heads, that's persecution.

I am a Christian and I try to be true to the tenets of my faith but sometimes it is hard.
Many folks who call themselves Christian, they talk the talk but they don't walk the walk.

Posted by: chasmatic at April 27, 2015 5:47 AM

As Josey Wales would say, "Callin' and doin' and the same, boy."

Posted by: ghostsniper at April 27, 2015 1:54 PM