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Silence

The number of Christians who speak up in defense of the Word of God against blasphemy and doctrinal error is declining.

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Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. ~ Jude 1:3

The text says to earnestly contend. I wonder if people understand what that means or if they don’t care. It means to struggle in opposition; to use earnest efforts to defend and preserve. Yet, everyday I see those professing Christianity not making a peep when error is glorified, taught, proclaimed and embraced. This is why most of our churches are preaching an ungodly gospel based on the doctrine of devils. Like a frog boiled in a pot of water the increase in error has been gradual because it has been allowed.

The King James Bible Translators said in their Letter to the Reader that if evil does not find a place it will make a place and sadly it has had little to no resistance in many of the churches of today.

Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? ~ 2 Corinthians 13:5

A born again Christian hates evil and every wicked way. They hate any and everything that would rise up against or usurp the authority of God. To sit idly by is all the same as doing the deed ourselves and we will have to answer why, on Judgment Day when every knee shall bow.

Some say they are still a baby Christian but my question would be How long have you been a baby Christian?

Even some things a genuine baby in Christ knows is wrong and should at least make an effort, even if only to question those in error.

By the same token many who do speak up and Biblically defend the Truth and refute error and heresy are routinely criticized as being too harsh. They are accused of being unloving, judgmental, self-righteous, unchristian and worse. It comes with the assignment the Lord gave us.

Biblical illiteracy, ignorance of what the Bible really teaches is the reason for all of these failings. Even if one just became a Christian yesterday they should know more about the Bible today than they did yesterday. Those who have been saved for any length of time should be quite well versed in the basic tenets of the faith and able to discern a degree of error from truth.

Jesus gave us the parable of the servants and the talents, (Matthew 25:14-30) clearly letting us know what He expects of those of us who serve Him. Friend, don’t be as that wicked servant whom the Lord cast into outer darkness. tiny cross