STAND UP AND BE COUNTED
For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord's.
In 2016, you may have seen a Pew Research Center report that America is rapidly becoming less Christian and more atheistic. The number of adults claiming no region affiliation increased to 56 million, and all-time high. Almost a third of those are self-described atheists.
Before you grow too discouraged over these trends, remember what the early church faced. The New Testament Christians were a small, despised minority, unpopular, opposed, and often persecuted. The government pressured them, and their culture looked down on them. They were reviled. But they were also resolved. These stalwarts held to their convictions and changed the world. God's people have always been yeast in the dough, salt in the wound, light in the darkness, and sand in the snake oil of secularism. There's no silencing a Christian who, like Ester, is willing to speak the truth with the attitude, "If I perish, I perish."
(Ester 4:16) The apostle Paul said, "For to me, to live is Christ, an to die is gain." (Philippians 1:21)
Uphold your convictions. Stand up and be counted, even if you stand alone.
Thank you Spark Friends for coming to my blog and posting your comments. Sending God's richest blessings to you and your families so He will show out His Majestic Love, Comfort and Compassion in your good times and in times of trouble for you. God will never leave you nor forsake you and will continue to walk with you, leading you down paths of righteousness until you come to be with Him in heaven. God bless you for standing up for Christ. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.I am praying for you in Jesus's Most Precious Name. Amen.