Here’s What Happens When Christians Stop Contending for Righteousness?

Written by Allan Erickson on August 2, 2018

The reason our country has descended into depravity: Christians stopped taking a stand for righteousness.

They stopped speaking out to advance decency.

They retreated to their suburban churches.

They bit their tongues.

They compromised with secularists, and worse. They actually appropriated hellish beliefs advanced by atheists, that God’s Word is negotiable, His Truth is malleable, His commandments, ephemeral.

Christians opened the door to the Great Heresy, that man is his own god, and the results are clear.
Being in the arena fighting for Truth is messy, uncomfortable, threatening, dangerous and costly, but not so much as living in a godless society which celebrates sin, hell and death. Either Christians reclaim their birthright, their inheritance in Christ, or the world continues the downward suicidal spiral.

The ultimate question each individual must ask: what would God have me do?

In the end, what we are really doing, as Christians, by taking a stand, is contending for souls. That necessarily requires us to engage spiritual warfare, impossible without being spiritually fit.

“Onward Christian Soldiers” is not just an old hymn. It’s a battle cry we’ve forgotten.

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Allan Erickson
Allan Erickson---Christian, husband, father, journalist, businessman, screenwriter, and author of The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence, Tate Publishing, 2012.