I come to you this week with a sad and weary heart, friends.
Because I am witnessing firsthand what happens within a local body of Christ when leaders begin to question the validity of God’s Word and assert society’s interpretation onto Holy Scripture.
There is a sense of loss, of betrayal, of disappointment and devastation that I cannot adequately convey to you.
And I share this with you not to stir up some former controversy or to rehash previously argued points. No, I think by now we all know where we stand as individuals.
I share this story here because the closeness of this particular disappointment made me realize how lonely recent events might make one feel. And I’ve learned over my lifetime that loneliness is one of the enemy’s greatest weapons when we allow it to be.
Many of you are finding yourselves in a similar unexpected minority amongst your friends who also claim Christ.
You may feel utterly alone and be tempted to acquiesce. You may even be falsely accused, your character maligned, your morals despised.
Your very Christianity called into question.
To you, my Bible-believing, Christ-following friends, I would say take heart!
You are certainly not alone in your view on the authority of God’s Holy Word. You are certainly not alone in your desire for truth-telling either. I hope to share more with you on that later this week.
That said, I appreciate this voice this week:
Uncertain – yes, these are uncertain times.
Yet this voice here, gives me hope for what is to come:
Let it be, Lord.
So carry these words from Jesus with you into the coming weeks:
“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” Jn. 16:33
Because in the end,
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