Some of my friends, and sadly, family think that opinions should be kept to oneself, but I have a different opinion. I believe that God gives us wisdom to discern right from wrong and it is not only ok to share truth about uncovered wrong, it is also our responsibility to do so.
2 Timothy 4:3-4 tells us that people want to believe in something. Right or wrong, people will form opinions and listen to the one person who supports that opinion. “For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” It does not take much effort to see some of the crazy and bizarre things that people support. Turn on the television, open a magazine or boot up the internet and you are confronted with opinions presented as fact. There is one popular commercial that presents a gullible woman (stereotype) who has a date with someone claiming to be French but whose obvious connection to France comes only in the form of a french fry. Her statement to support her belief in her date’s nationality is that she read it on the internet and everything on the internet is true. The commercial is a strong comedic but ironic statement that defines our culture. We tend to believe without proof.
I’ve always been the polar opposite of that statement. In fact, I have often been told that I should have been born in Missouri, the Show Me State. I want to know the truth and see the supporting evidence….and so should you! As a Christian, it is our responsibility to be God’s voice in the world to share His truth. Part of this action, is to stand in the gap and be the watchmen on the wall who cry out to those around us and warn against obvious wrong. It’s much easier to be like the little monkeys in the picture above and pretend that we don’t see or hear what is happening in our country and world. It’s certainly more comfortable to fly under the radar and remain a bystander. Would anyone willingly choose to be the “freak” in the office who has strong political and religious views? Would anyone want to be avoided and not included in social gatherings because it’s known where they stand? Of course not. People want to be included. It is not easy to stand in the gap and be vocal because undoubtably there is a risk of being ridiculed or labeled a fanatic. There are not many who would choose put themselves out there like that as is evidenced by the lack of truth in the media. There is a preponderance of lies, half-truths and dribble that is being broadcast and it is being met with a very small offset of moral and Godly wisdom.
Where are the men and women who know right from wrong? Are their heads in the sand or are they like the monkeys who simply just want to pretend that they do not know. I find it amazing that friends will post pictures of cartoons or statements about their trip to the grocery store on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram but they absolutely will not give an opinion about the atrocities that are happening around us. The most vocal people, by far, are the atheists, homosexuals and progressive leftists who are adamant about their false truths. We, those of us who are Christians…..We, those of us who know the TRUTH, the LIGHT and the WAY……we are silent. It’s time to wake up. It’s time to rise up. It’s time to speak up. Take the tape off of your mouth, the blinders off of your eyes and the cotton out of your ears. Now is the time, before it’s too late.
James 4:17, “So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.” Enough said!